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Clothes dryer troubleshooting

I have a GE electric clothes dryer that just stopped working.  It's getting power because when I put the dryer setting on "Timed Fluff ( No Heat), I can hear the timer ticking.  Before it went out, there was a loud sweaking like the roller wheels needed lubrication. What could be the problem?

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  • alb1280 Feb 01, 2009

    the dryer turns,there is a loud squeeking noise and no heat

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My kenmore dryer keeps on drying after the alotted time has expired, i think the timer is the problem. how can i verify and fix this??
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