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Real bad squeaking noise in dryer

I keep hearing really bad squeaking noises in my dryer and i dont know if its the belt or the pulleys in the bottom of dryer. was wondering if i could get manual or a diagram on how to get the pulleys or the belt off to check

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  • rford May 15, 2008

    Dryer making loud noises but still works. Opened it up and removed the plastic "guide" that sits between the top panel and side panel.

    It still makes loud noises. Sounds like something is "rubbing" on it on the side but I can't see anything.



  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    need to open top of dryer to start

  • lakecruzin Aug 28, 2008

    My dryer also squeaks loudly while drying. Occasionally the squeaking will stop and then start back up again during the drying cycle. The clothes dry but the squeaking is absolutely nerve racking.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    dryer squeaks real loud when running

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How do u replace the support rollors ?

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I Have A Neptune Dryer and this solution helped a little bit. I removed the door to my dryer and the front of the dryer opened up. What i saw was 8 years of lint. Next i started the dryer and checked the belt tensioner and found it was squeeking, in another fix suggestion it said to remove and grease the tensioner. this is a bad idea due to all the lint and dirt that is circulated in side the dryer. (No not in the Place where you dry your clean clothes). what happens when you put grease on the tensioner it will collect lint and dirt causing it to clogg up faster and wear out.30 Minutes later dryer dries and no squeeking. Hoooooray.

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There should be a access panel in the back of the dryer to get at the belt and pully. You can check the belt operation from there. If that all seems good you will need to remove the front of the dryer and check the drum supports in the front and the rear support rollors.If you hear the noise more from the front I would say the front supports are the ones thst should be replaced. And yes you can purchase a repair manual for that dryer at a parts store. Good Luck

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