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The dryer makes a screaching noise when running. It still has been drying our clothes, but the noise isn getting increasing louder. The dryer is only about 6 years old. Could this be a belt related problem? We have noticed lately the drum seems to labor to turn, so we have stopped using it until we get the problem fixed.

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Probably the center bushing. The parts aren't expensive but the job is a bit of a pain. Expect 2 hrs for a pro or 4-5 hrs for a first-timer. I did it twice in 10 yrs on a Hotpoint dryer that we had.

I think the bushing kit was $14 or so.

While you have it apart you probably should throw on a new belt and drum slides since they are all wear parts and will eventually go causing the entire thing to be torn down again later.

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The noise can come from 1) something stuck between the tub and the felt. 2) bad roller / axel two in the back 3) bad idler pulley 4) wore glides ( in the front bottom)

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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