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Kenmore gas dryer 97273100 was drying, but making a loud noise

Took the back off the dryer as it has been making a loud squealing noise like a car fan belt then dry stopped working. When you hit the on button it makes a noise but the wheel blower will no longer turn.

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You need a belt. Here's a link to a site with a good set of instructions if you want to try repairing it yourself. (You should DIY. You can save a bunch on the service call and the belt is only about $20.)

http://repair2000.com/wpoolbelt.htm

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