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Very high pitched squek when dryer is on. Often small items get stuck in the upper left side of the "rim" of the dryer and leave a dirt/oil mark.

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You will need to pull the front panel off, as it sounds as though the drum is not riding on the roller/coasters. Unplug machine, open dryer door and on the inside of the door there are screws remove them. with a flat tip screw driver gently pry up on the top corners,as these are clipped from the inside, the panel should move out towards you if not there may be two screws on the bottom corners, slide the panel forward and disconnect the door switch. set panel aside and lift up on top of dryer it will rise 90 degrees and stay up, pay close attention to the belt how it is ran as you will need to take it off, the drum can now be lifted up and out, the coaster/rollers are mounted on the rear, they should be round. hope this helped tim

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