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When the dryer is turned on it makes a noise as though the bearings are rubbing on metal. After a while the noise disappears.

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    What brand is this? Thanks.

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This is most likely one of the following.
1.Drum support roller is dried out or dirty.
2.Idler pulley is dried out or dirty.
3.bearing in motor is going bad.
4.The drum slides are wore out or there is something stuck between drum and seal.
I need a model # if you want more info on how to repair. Although I wound not recommend this unless you are mechanically inclined.

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