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A friends dryer is squeaking quite a bit. I have not seen it yet and she has said it uses magnets. I am thinking it is a belt issue, but again have not seen it. She has been using it for a couple of months while it squeaks and just ignores it, but I have told her I will look at it and wonder if anyone has any advice before I look at it.

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Check the drum rollers, they are normally the cause for squeeks and squalls..Use some good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil to lube the shaft fo the rollers. That should solve the noise problem

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