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Kitchenaid dryer approx. 8 yrs old. Recently started squeeking when starting, now will only run empty. Drum does not want to spin when it has a load. When spinning by hand it will not spin freely as it used to.

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Hello. It sounds like the roller bearings on the unit have failed. You can purchase an inexpensive kit that will give you the bearings, belt and pulley for the belt. It will also give instructions on how to do it. The part number is 4392065.

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