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Kenmore Stacked Washer / Dryer Model Number 417.97802792

Dryer has a repeating squeak.  Sounds like a squeaky belt, bearing?  
Before calling the repair service, is this something easy to fix, i.e new belt or a little oil?  Also how do I access the belts?  
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Can the rear bearing on the drier be oiled/greased though the back casing, any easy way of stopping sqeek!

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