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Squealing dryer We just replaced the belt and felt seal on the dryer drum. The seal is not folded or creased in any way. The belt seems to be on correctly. When we start the dryer, it turns about 10 times then shuts itself off. If I restart it, it runs continously but will make a high ptiched squeal. This lasts for a few minutes, then it runs without the squeal. The squeal might start up again or it might not. What are we missin? THANKS

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Re: squealing dryer

Sounds like the drum bearings are going bad, or at the very least need lubrication. thats what your problem is.

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