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While my dryer is running it makes intermittent squeaks.

Is this most likely a belt? rollers? It's a Maytag Atlantis that is only about 4 years old.

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Most of the time your rollers and belt are fine 1st thing to check would be the idler pully which keeps the tension on the belt so the tub spins

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My dryer is squeaking loudly when I first put clothes in it, quiets down after 10 minutes or so. What do I need to do to fix it? Do I need a new belt of some kind. Can't find manual:(


The dryer needs to be dis-assembled and the drum removed.
Then remove and clean the drum support roller wheels and shafts.
Inspect the front drum glides for wear.
Also remove and clean the tension roller shaft wear the belt rides at the motor.
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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
If you have a front loading machine,

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt.
Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm
pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the
idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go
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Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots
or wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably
only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade
of machine oil such as 3 in One oil.
Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
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Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...


It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


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you need to replace the rollers an idler an belt,,,this will stop your noises...call if need help...

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THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN IDLER PULLEY THAT KEEPS THE TENSION ON THE BELT. SECOND CHOICE WOULD BE DRUM ROLLERS.

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Lubricating the bearings is usually only a temporary "quike fix".

Replace the bearings,and lubricate the bearing shafts with a lithium grease.

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Hello.

The squeaking is coming from the rollers that the drum rides on. If you take the model number to a local appliance service store they will have the parts and be able to direct you on replacing them.

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