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You need to either put the belt back on or replace the belt. :)

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Dryer runs but makes loud screeching noise like a fan belt or similar. Does some drive belt need to be replaced?

yes most likely it is the drive belt. pretty easy replacement. go to or for very good videos to show you how this is done. good luck

Jul 11, 2015 | Dryers

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Dryer is squeaking, but I'm reading about several possible solutions. Could it be a belt, guides, or bearing, or all 3?

I previously worked on an electric version of this drier. You're right it could be any of the above. To diagnose you need to:
1. disconnect everything - at least switch off electricity and disconnect the duct so you can remove the back cover, and / or tip it on its side.
2. the electric motor is near the bottom with the drive belt looping up over the drum.
3. Is the drive belt loose? Pull on it (or the the drum) to test for slippage. If so that's your problem. Repair /recondition /replace as appropriate.
4. If the belt was tight, run the drier on cold with the cover off (taking appropriate safety precautions, and listen to hear where the squeaking is coming from.
5. If its the motor, you have a bearing problem, otherwise consider guides.

Sep 02, 2012 | GE Dryers

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I bought it in 2003 neptune dryer and the 3 bar inside the dryer broke and the dryer is not working right . we have to dry them 3 time before they are all dry

Things You'll Need:

* Phillips-head screwdriver
* Replacement belt

1. Disconnect the power cord of the Maytag Neptune dryer from the dryer electrical outlet.
2. Open the dryer door, and locate the four screws on the inside lip of the door opening. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four screws. This will disconnect the front panel from the shroud assembly.
3. Grab the front panel on each side with your hands. Lift up on the front panel to unhook it from the retaining tabs on the side panels. Remove the front panel, and set it out of your way.
4. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four outside perimeter screws that secure the shroud and tumbler front to the dryer cabinet. Pull the shroud and tumbler front away from the tumbler while lifting the top panel partially up.
5. Reach both of your hands underneath each side of the tumbler. Use your left hand to grasp the idler pulley, and pull it to the left while using your right hand to slip the belt off the motor pulley. Pulling the idler pulley to the left releases tension on the belt. You can now slip the belt off the back of the tumbler.
6. Take the old belt with you along with the model number of your dryer to purchase a new belt. Most appliance repair shops will have replacement belts in stock. Make sure that the new belt matches the old one by comparing the two.
7. Slide the new belt over the rear of the tumbler with the ribbed side pointed to the inside. Using both hands under the tumbler, route the belt around the motor pulley and idler pulley. Pull the idler pulley to the left while routing the belt, and carefully allow the idler pulley back to the right to apply tension.
8. Reattach the tumbler front and shroud to the front of the cabinet using the retaining screws. Place the front panel over the side retaining tabs, and push it down to lock it in place.
9. Open the dryer door, and secure the front panel to the shroud using the retaining screws. Close the dryer door, and plug the power cord back into the dryer electrical outlet.

Feb 28, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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My dryer is producing heat but is not drying, i am drying the same size load i usually do on the same cycle. the lent is cleaned out, and the oustide vent is blowing hot air. why are my clothes not getting...

make sure that all the seals are ok, door,front and back drum seal, blower housing seal(inside dryer). also consider that depending on washer type if you overload or have a worn drive belt in washer it will take twice the time to dry. also make sure that the dryer drum tumble. open door,press door switch and start dryer to see if drum turn. lastly disconnect vent pipe behind dryer and dry a load. if it dry ok then you have a partial blockage. you can also have a weak heating element.

Feb 11, 2011 | Whirlpool WED5300S Electric Dryer

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Hi Im having a problem with my dryer..........Its getting hot and everything but the drum on the inside is not turning so only half of the clothes are getting dry.Can you help me?

Almost certainly the belt has either slipped off or has broken.You need to ask an appliance tech to check it if belt is broken as the electrics have to be disconnected and drum removed to install new one.There is a belt tensioner on some of the units as well.

Aug 09, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Trying to find out how old this unit is Not drying

The fd number will tell you date of manufacture.
eg FD 8506...the 85 means 2005 the 06 means June
FD7809 the 78 mean 1998 the 09 is Sept.
If the belts broken it will not dry the load.

Jun 24, 2010 | Bosch Axxis WTA 3510 Electric Dryer

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AEG 59800 dryer is not drying, it runs the full cycle but the clothes are still slightly damp. Why ?

If the clothes going in don't appear wetter than normal, then it's probably lack of airflow.
Check your dryer venting.. especially directly behind the machine. Pull the machine out and disconnect the 4" duct from the back of the machine and visually check for blockage both in the machine and in the duct work. Use a vacuum hose to remove any debris.
You can also start the machine while it's disconnected from the duct, momentarily to check for proper airflow.
Best of success!

Nov 26, 2009 | AEG T57800 Electric Dryer

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Dryer squeaks when drying clothes

try letting the mouse out??? its likley to be the drive belt or rear bearing dry,,, could be the motor bearings dry,,
back bearing and motor bearings could be lubed with WD40 but dont put it any were near the drive belts as they will then slip like mad,
spray on the driv belt a bit of "stop squeak" its for car fan belts realy but it works on any rubber belt

Oct 24, 2009 | GE DRSR483ED Electric Dryer

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Takes a lot longer to dry clothes

belts MUST be ordered by model all belts are different sizes, different witdhs

Mar 04, 2008 | LG DLE5977 Electric Dryer

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Clothes Hot but damp, water out of vent

Is this a combo washer/dryer in 1 unit? water shoud not come out if it is just a dryer. Your air coming out of the back vent hose should be hot. If your clothes comes out of your WASHER damp (more than normal) then your washer is not spin drying good enough. (worn belt, clogged drainage system).

Jan 09, 2007 | LG DLE2532W Electric Dryer

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