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Drum makes grinding sound when turned manually. Is it bearnings, belt, or other?

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The grinding noise is probably the bearings as the belt usually squeels and then breaks.I m not 100% sure with your model # but some have wheels that the drum runs on and they will wear out after time ;and they also have a bearing in them. Replace the whole set of wheels if that is the problem otherwise the others will wear faster.good luck

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