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Hot Point electric dryer squeaking when in use.

My wifes Hot Point dryer, Model NWSR483EBWW, has started squeaking when she uses it. It just started this in the last 12 hours. It starts squeaking loudly then will get quiet and sometimes stop for a short time. Then it will start again quietly, and periodically it gets loud. We have had it for a little over seven years. Any ideas?

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  • mjc1225 Feb 14, 2009

    It starts squeaking loudly then will get quiet and sometimes stop for a short time. Then it will start again quietly, and periodically it gets loud.

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It could be one of the pulleys on the bottom of the drum. Take the top and front panels off of the dryer. Get some WD-40. Now the hard part, there is no easy way, but put your right arm in underneath the drum (the right side of the drum)and spray the pulley the best you can. This is the hardest, but the easiest way to fix this problem, without having to take the entire dryer and drum apart. I had the similar problem. I didn't completely fix the problem, but the squeak has been significantly quieted.

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