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  • gmony73 May 09, 2008

    I have a EuroTech EDV158 Electric Dryer as well and it is making a loud grinding/motor noise. I have taken off the back and top panel and the belt seems to be just fine (good tension). Could it possibly be the motor going bad? There is also the smell of something getting too hot.

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    how to take the dryer apart

  • jazzbo red Jun 04, 2008

    ON INITIAL START DRYER SCREECHES LOUDLY FOR SEVERAL MINUTES; BELT(S) OR BEARINGS? CANNOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO REMOVE HOUSING TO CHECK! HELP!!

  • shhllc Nov 19, 2008

    We have an older Neptune model - MDE3000AYW. When running it makes a squeeling noise that can get really loud. Then, at times it stops making the noise but then starts up again. What is the probable cause?

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Hello, shhllc,

The problem is with one of three pulleys. There are two "drum rollers" on which the dryer drum rests, and then there is a third pulley which keeps tension on the belt that connects the motor to the drum. Either of these can get squeaky when the grease dries out, or when they wear from prolonged use.To open this dryer, remove the front panel (either 4 screws inside the hinge mounts on both sides, or 2 screws along the bottom of the front panel) and check with a flashlight to find these three pulleys. With the dryer unplugged, jiggle each one... if it is loose from its axle, it needs replacing, otherwise, just lube all three pulleys by removing the retainer clip and wheel, greasing the steel axle with silicone (never use oil!), then replace the wheel and clip. You should enjoy blissful silence from there.

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