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My GE DBL333EB1WW squeaks and I have no idea why. I hear it could be the bearings wearing out or maybe the belt. I dont want to pay someone and would like to troubleshoot and fix it myself. Any pointers on where to start?

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Could be the drum seal dried out causing the squeel

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