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Dryer squeaks when it runs

After it warms up there is a squeak that sounds like it needs some lube. Where should I spray some WD-40?

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Do Not Use oil.
Replace the drum rollers,clean the belt tension roller and the front drum glides.
Repeat...No Oil.

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