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When the drum spins there is loud squeaking noise. What is this from and how do I fix it?

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It's either the belt tension pulley needs oiling and/or
the front felt drum bearing
If there is an inspection plate at the back of the dryer you can access the tension pulley to oil
if this was helpful please rate me.
Thanks Leo Ponder
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Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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