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Ge driver 10 years old dryer squeaks and if i manually spin drum squeaks what should i do

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Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


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