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Wneh the dryer is first started up with a fresh load of wet towels etc. there is a sqeal which sounds like a worn automobile fan belt and goes away after a while. is the fan belt worn and in need of replacement? If not can you diagnose the possible problem by email? Desmond Kramer

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that dryer belt broke...see other posts on how to change it

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Make sure the lint filter is clean and that the exhaust duct and outlet are not clogged. If the duct is clear check to see if air is being blown through. If not then the blower fan may be disconnected from the motor shaft.

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