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Squealing Noise from Amana ALG331RAW

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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  • djroselaw Dec 30, 2008

    Thanks. The idler pully was the problem. The nut that holds it onto the arm had come off and it was only being held in place by the belt tension but was loose enough to wobble around. It barely turned and had charred looking lubrication on the shaft and inside the bearing housing. I cleaned the burned carbon and dirt off these surfaces with WD-40 and a rag and then lubricated it with WD-40 and it spins like a top now. Re-installed and tightened that nut snug. No more squeeling. Thanks

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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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