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Dryer makes noise while rotating

Everytime I start the dryer it makes a noise as it rotates. It seems to be in the beginning. Maybe it is a belt or something that needs replaced.

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under the lint screen on the top of the dryer there are 2 screws. remove these screws. aong the edge where the front of the top of the dryer meet the top of the front of the dryer there are 2 clips. press in the clips with a putty knife to raise the top. look inside you will see 2 screws that go into the front of the dryer. remove thoughs screws and the front will lean forward and lift off. there you will be able to put belt around the drum, tension pulley and motor pulley

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