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The dryer is making a terrible squealing sound. Believe it to be a belt. Do I get to it through the back of the dryer?

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Dryer runs for a short period then starts to sqeal from the back and when you stop it and open the door you can smell a burning smell .

sounds like a bad belt and or pulley. If you take the top of the dryer off you can use a piece of candle wax to lube the belt and see if that makes the squealing stop to verify the belt/pulley as the source of the squeal. If so, you can but a new belt and pulley kit for about $30 and replace yours. Good Luck!

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Though I believe the issue is bad/worn out/broken belt and needs replacement however, you can check this video on how to replace the belt & how to take it apart for greasing:

Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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