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The dryer is making a terrible squeaking sound.

If I turn the clothes drum when the dryer is off, it does not make the squeaking noise.

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That my friend is the sound of metal to metal on the rear drum bearing. The drum has a ball mounted on the rear of it affectionately known in the biz as a trailer ball. It rides in a grease slathered plastic bearing. The bearing is mounted with a metal bracket. Over time the plastic will wear down and the ball will begin to meet the metal mount.
The mount will begin to act like a guillotine and actually eventually cut the ball off The dryer is making a terrible squeaking sound. - 85a72c7.jpgand the drum will fall into the heating element and the resulting massive breakdown only occurs on a sunday night. LOL

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