After about 10 minutes it starts squealing. It started a few weeks ago and is getting louder. I have replaced the belt a few years ago so I think I can remember how to disassemble and reassemble but not sure how to identify the problem and fix.
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Re: Squealing Noise from Amana ALG331RAW
These dryers have wheel like drum supports and the bronze bearing inside them will wear out causing noise. once you get the drum out, look at the belt idler pulley also it too has a bearing and either one can cause the noise. if you can get inside the unit, and the bearings dont look worn/wobbly, then you may be able to just lubricate them and it should work for another year or two. if you can get new rollers and idler that would be best and should only cost about 15-20 bucks each.
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The roller to the belt tensioner is binding causing to make the warbling noise.The bearing needs to be replaced which comes with the roller. A new belt is advisable as well when replacing. The stalling problem could be also from the belt being stretched or the timer relay is weak
The drum rides on a pair of plastic glides in the front. They get thin and their bracket begins to rub the drum. The rollers tend to get a little noisy in time. I use HVAC oil (zoom-oil from ace hardware) to lube them because it is temp resistant, won't disapate, and is non flammable.
Have you fixed this problem? I also have a Hoover condenser dryer, only a few months old, and has started to make a squeal/whistle. I'm thinking it might be the front fan needing some WD40, OR too much water vapour around the belt that moves the drum causing the sounds. If it's the fan, lubricating the shaft and its components should fix the problem, if a wet fan then I'd think maybe fully cleaning the condenser filter, reservoir ect will fix the problem. The problem seems to go away though "mostly" 15 or so minutes after you start the dryer, so that makes me think ones it gets warm something is expanding to allow more "give" so maybe the belt.
Lubricating would be just a temporary fix. You need to replace the drum rollers. If you think you can do it yourself I'll try to walk you through it. Once the rollers are worn they start squeaking and squealing at a very high pitch. This happens because the roller bushing spinning on the shaft has dried out from the heat. The weight of the clothes in the dryer plus the drum itself rests totally upon these rollers. If you decide to install new rollers clean up the shaft with lite emery cloth then wipe clean. Next apply "High Heat" Lithium Grease to the shaft and inside the new roller bushing, they will last 2 to 3 times longer. Let me know if you need guidance if you attempt to change the rollers yourself.
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it is most likely the belt. the squealing noise is because the motor is turning, but the belt is not. a replacement belt is not too expensive and it is fairly easy to replace. if you need directions how to replace it, let me know