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My dryer makes a horrible screeching noise while running and smells like something is burning. it's a maytag neptune

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  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    The screeching noise could be a v belt that is in it's last days. Or it could be bearings that are lubed for life, but guess what? The life span is close to over. The rollers that support the drum could be wearing out, causing the drum to be out of alignment. My Neptune only makes a noise after start up for a couple of mins. I'm hoping I can either change the belt or put some belt dressing on to buy me some time. Bottom line: Use it, maintain it.

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It sounds like your belt needs to be replaced. You're smelling the melting (burning) rubber.

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