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Grinding/Squealing dryer We have a Samsung DV4006 model dryer approximately 4 years old. It has been making a high-pitched grinding noise which is progressively getting worse... sqeals a bit on occasion as well. My husband took it apart tonight and we tried to find the problem, but could not get under or behind the drum and are not sure how to take it out. I read a thread on here about bad bearings etc. but we need some advice on all of it. If anyone can help, we would be very grateful.

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