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Our dryer was making a LOUD squeaking noise when running. We think it is the belt, so we picked up a new one. Having a little trouble getting the new one on. Also the old one looks just fine. Is there anything else that could cause the squeaking?

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Your belt tensioner bearings or motor bearings could be going

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