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Squeak The dryer makes an awful squeaking sound while running. My 7 year old Kenmore dryer (Model # 417-69042991) has started doing the same thing. It will squeal terribly for 3 or 4 minutes at first, then settle down some. Once it gets close to the end of the cycle, it will start squealing loudly again. My husband took the entire thing apart and could find no sign of anything wrong (broken belt, etc.). It's driving me crazy!

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Re: Squeak

Pinot, usually the squeak on these 417's is coming from the drum ball and plastic bearing. Sometimes they crack and sometimes just need to be greased. Go to this link and enter your model number, upper left hand corner. Follow the link and click on view diagram, page 1. Look at number 12 and 34. This is the drum hitch and plastic bearing. Your husband will have to remove the top and once he has the belt off, pull up on the drum to get it off the bearing, (plastic coupling that the ball sets into. If it's not cracked and the ball is is good shape, just grease it. If it's cracked and the ball is a chewed up, replace them both. This job is done better with 2 people cause it's not the easiest deal. You can find the part numbers on the parts link right next to view diagram. Let the cat know if you need any more help, Catriver.

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