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My motor is makeing a sqeeling sound, it turns easy enough but squeels can u wd 40??

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  • cwteston Nov 16, 2009

    I did oil the motor and the rollers as you recommended it worked great for a few days then it started quiting When you start it it will run for 5 maybe 10 seconds then it sounds as if you were applying brakes and shuts down, I thought nit might be in a bind somewhere so I took the drum out belt off and just the motor alone stops after a few seconds but you can turn the motor shaft by hand, I have replaced so much on this dryer its hard to quit and hard to keep on??
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I don't work on gas dryers normally but, It may not be your motor making the squealing noise, it is probably your drum rollers making the noise.
You need to lube the shaft of the drum rollers with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil...while you are at it you can lube the motor also if you feel that is necessary...
I would not use WD-40 to lube the motor or drum rollers it does not have the "staying power" that 3 in One oil has and you will be re lubing again soon, also it can creep its way into the motor and cause an electrical short to the motor.

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