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Dryer squealing? my dryer ( maytag model number mde308dayw) is squealing now which is the first in a while (two years). its a bad squeel (not a shake) for 5 seconds, then quits, then 2 minutes later it squeals again but for longer period of time, then it quits, then a minute later it squeals again. these sounds are not low sounds, they are lout high pitched sounds. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • blackoutlaw Jun 19, 2009

    Thanks for the tip, but I do not think it is this simply bc when it is off and no load is in it, i can spin the dryer and it sounds like it it behind the right side of the "barrel" when I spin it by hand. What to do I do first to take the dryer apart to see if that is it.

  • blackoutlaw Jun 19, 2009

    what do i need to take off first to get to behind the barrel to see if what it spins on is the problem bc when I take out all clothes and spin the barrel by hand, the squealing sounds like its coming from the right side behind the barrel.

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You need to replace the felt around the door if it is not this it is in the motor and I would just use it tell it dies then replace. thank you for using fixya

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