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We have a Maytag Dependable Care Plus Heavy Duty dryer that starting making a grinding noise and smelling like it was burning. My husband is taking it apart to see if maybe there is something caught in the belt or if the belt needs to be replaced. If it has to be replaced then is this a hard thing to do? Any pointers?

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Sounds like one of the roller bearings is going out. What is the model number of your dryer?




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