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My dryer is screeching very loud can i fix it? what is it? the belt is fine.

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Rollers are idler pulley oil or replace if worn

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I have a stacked Frigidaire FEZ831CA washer/dryer combo and when running the dryer it makes a very high pitched (AND LOUD) screeching sound. Any ideas as to what might be the problem? Thanks, Sean


screeching sound
Sean, Bad felt gasket body to drum, if belt drive on dryer, it could be worn and slipping, making a screech, or if not the belt, the drum may have a worn bearing on its hub allowing it to run crooked and rub where it should not.
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Model 69822 is less than 8 years old. Screeches loudly for about a minute on startup. Runs fine after that and dries the clothes.


The screeching is probably a slipping belt. This can be caused by"

1. Glazed or worn out belt.
2. Improper belt tension.
3. Overloaded dryer
4. Bad drum bearing

If it is used heavily (often), I would assume #1 which is the cheapest and quickest fix. You can investigate #2 at the time of replacement.

Jan 26, 2016 | Kenmore Dryers

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Otsein hoover nextr 7.5 tumble in one direction is ok in reverse it screeches very loudly.Could it be the belt or a bearing ?


Jockey pulleys are worn ...Not a major fault as its just noisy ..You will fine it get a a bit better as the machine runs...

Jan 29, 2011 | Dryers

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Dryer is screeching loudly


the roller for the belt tensioner has locked up making the belt to squeal loudly. a new belt and tensioner pulley will be needed to repair it

Feb 12, 2010 | Dryers

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The dryer makes a loud noise when running. It still works and drys. Its a loud screeching sound. Do you think the belt needs to be replaced?


Could be the one of the 4 drum rollers, Idler pulley or belt.
I usually replace them all at once for long term reliability.

Jan 08, 2010 | LG DLE3777 Electric Dryer

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Screeching noise when running the dryer.


Most likely source is the idler pulley. Secondly, is the drum support roller closest to the motor. If the screech is a slower frequency it's likely the roller because the support roller travels at slower speed than idler pulley. Both are replaced by raising top and removing front. Caution: Pull plug before starting and draw diagram of how the belt travels around the idler roller. You will need it to get this back on properly.

Aug 18, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Screeching noise and burn smell how do I open dryer to repair


Pull it out from the wall, unplug it and remove the back panel by removing the screws. The problem is most likely the belt around the drum which is either worn out or out of alignment. Take a look at it and decide if you can just straighten it on the drum or if you will need to buy a new belt.

May 01, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer screeching when on


likely has a slipping belt , it will smoke before too long,
unless something got between the drum and door and is scratching .

Mar 22, 2008 | Dryers

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Dryer makes a loud squeaking/squealing noise while drying.


If the dryer model number begins with 417, the drum is supported by a ball bearing in back, and a seal and glides up front. Often, the bearing will become very dry, either from years of use, or from excessive lint blowing up into the bearing. If the bearing isn't cracked or otherwise noticeably bad, you can usually solve the issue simply by lubing the bearing with a high temp grease. While the machine is apart...(a major pain in the butt), make sure to check the condition of the seal and glides on the front panel, and replace the belt if it looks at all cracked or frayed.
If this dryer is not a 417 and/or does not have a rear bearing, it's best to get a maintainance kit (belt, idler pulley and drum rollers) and install all the aforementioned parts, as they are the most likely source of screech. Also, check the motor by spinning the shaft manually with the belt off....if that is squeeking, it's motor
time.

Jan 15, 2008 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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