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Dryer squeaks like crazy.

When the dryer is in operation it squeaks like crazy. I took the front panel off but could not get to the rollers to apply a little wd-40. I tried to take the top off which appears to have hinges in the back but could not dislodge the front. Any ideas how to approach this? Thanks CCS

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I have a front load Frigidaire dryer that making a squeaking noise while I'm
drying choths I had check out the belts and they are ok the bearings is o.k what could be causeing this squeaking sound and how can I fix it

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Your problem sounds like drum rollers may be in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
If you have a front loading machine,

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.Also remove the screws holding the lint filter in place.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
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