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Squeeky noise When the drier heats up I hear a very loud, high-pitched sqeeking noise. I assume iit is a belt but don't know how to check or figure out what part to get.

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Re: squeeky noise

I own a Frigidaire Heavy Duty Dryer The Model # is FDE436RES1. It is 10 years old. When running the dryer it makes a very loud squealing noise although the heat and the dryer still work. Is this a belt or roller problem or does it sound like something else. It is very high pitched and can be heard throughout the entire home. I do not know much about dryer troubleshooting so your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

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Re: squeeky noise

Maybe your problem is coming from the bushing shaft part. Mine was so used that it made a terrible and high pitched sound.

Try to look behind your machine, remove the part hidding the bushing shaft and check if everything is ok.

My bushing shaft was make of metal, and I replaced it with a teflon one. Everything is working fine right now.

Have a good day

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Re: squeeky noise

The back ball bearing is bad, replace it

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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