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Squeals while drying clothescould this be a bad belt ?

Recently started making a squealing noise at times while running

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It can come from two things, belt for sure when you over load the dryer or it is getting worn an second the rubber wheels the drum sets on can squeal.

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hi there,

the rattling and squeeling noise usually comes from the drum shocks. they do wear out due to use. i would recomend replacing them.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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You need a belt. Here's a link to a site with a good set of instructions if you want to try repairing it yourself. (You should DIY. You can save a bunch on the service call and the belt is only about $20.)

http://repair2000.com/wpoolbelt.htm

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This sounds like it could be the tensioner pulley is worn or needs a drop of oil, or the drum rollers need the same. If they are worn too much they will need replaced. If the tensioner pulley is stiff, replace the belt as well.

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$30 repair for a DIY
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Replace the belt & tensioner pulley which SEARS sells in a KIT

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