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Squealing dryer every time I turn on my frigidaire crown heavy duty series dryer it has a very loud squeal until it gets warm. how do I stop this from happening

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  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    My dryer squeals from a point in the center of the back. Looks like a ball bearing there. Can I oil it?

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The dryer drum support on the rear of the drum is worn and must be replaced.
It is a ball and cup design. It is worn out.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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