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Makes squeaking noise after running for about 10 minutes

The dryer starts out running fine then about 10 minutes into the cycle it makes an annoying squeaking noise. Can anyone tell what might be wrong. I have a Kenmore 70 series dryer. While the drum is turning for a couple of min there is a loud squeal, then the drum stopped turning. The belt does not seem to slip on the drum, when I manually turn the fan at the lower left behind the dryer I can hear the squeak (back panel & air vent removed). I'm thinking it is the pulley or wheel that the belt is connected to? If this is the case, how do I get access to it or replace it. Model # is 66702692 Kenmore Series 70.

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There are 2 drum rollers at the back of the dryer. shut off power, pull drum and you will see 2 rubber wheels. there is a little plastis triangle that keeps the roller in place. try spinning the rollers . they probably will not spin too freely. remove triangles ,inspect inside of roller the stainless steel bearing may have gunk on it try to clean off . also check shaft roller rides likewise remove any debri use a little rubbing alcohol to remove gunk. also check the idler roller that routes the belt for the same things. good luck

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