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I think I need a new belt and maybe bearings on my dryer...it squeeks. Other than that it works fine. I am a single lady and dont know how to fix it myself. Dont know if it would be really expensive to have a repairman do it or if I should just look to get a new appliance?

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If you can post a reply to me with your model number, I can walk you through a belt replacement. A repairman is usually 75.00 an hr with an hr min charge. The belts are typically 7-10 dollars each and easy to replace for the most part.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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