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Squeaking kenmore dryer

We have a 110 66512694 kenmore dryer.
I used it lastnight and it sounded normal. today however, I turned it on and it is making terrible squeaking noise, and it smels hot. is it a bealt or bearings? im not using it because i do not want it to get worse and be harder to fix. I would like my husband and I to beable to fix it on our own. we bought it used and dont know when it was oiled last, or servied.
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Hi .thanks for the question. the noise is from the drum rollers . you can buy a drum roller kit for kenmore dryer . to repair. lift out lint screen remove 2 screws . with a flat screw driver pry the top up between the top and front at each corner. lift top 2 screws on the inside of front panel remove pull front off . remove drum . replace parts in drum repair kit . thanks the appliance doc

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