Clothes Catching on Dryer Drum

kathyr7944July 18, 2013

I have a GE dryer Model DBVH512 (this was the accompanying dryer to the "new" GE front loaders in 2005-2006.)

I have not had any problems at all with the dryer until recently. Three times, an item of clothing has been caught between the drum and the housing at the 12:00 position. I was able to gently extract the clothing, which was twisted and distorted at the point of the clothing that was caught, with a small grease mark. In no instance was the dryer "stuffed" or overloaded. Does anybody have a clue as to what is wrong? Fortunately, none of the pieces of clothing were "critical" (t-shirt, boxers, and a pair of children's shorts), but, of course, I don't want anything nice to be ruined. I hope this is not the beginning of the end. :)

Kathy in Jax

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georgect

Check out the link below...it could be worn out support drum rollers.

Here is a link that might be useful: GE Dryer Catching Clothes

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 7:28PM
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kathyr7944

Thank you so much. That certainly sounds like my problem. Wonder how much it'll cost to fix!?

Kathy in Jax

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 10:55PM
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dualref

If you are somewhat handy you may be able to do the job yourself. It's not a hard job to do and you'll save big bucks doing it yourself.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 11:45AM
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kathyr7944

Well, it turned out to be the front assembly; felt and bearings. Working great now, but $300 poorer.

Kathy in Jax

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 1:38PM
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dadoes

$300? Does that includes labor charges for a repair service. Or were both the upper support bearing/slides and the lower filter/duct housing in need of replacement?

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 2:59PM
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kathyr7944

That included parts, labor and diagnosis. I wasn't in a position to call in multiple quotes. :)

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 10:56AM
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