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My electric clothes dryer has started to occasionally make noise. could it be a bearing or a belt this is slipping. It's a GE machine about 12 years old.

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Could be the belt,drum glides,rear drum bearing or the idler pulley is weakening and letting the glazed belt slip on the drum

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