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My Maytag Dependable Care dryer, model MDE9206AYW has begun sueaking very loudly when running. The noise sounds like it may be a rubbing-type of a noise, or possibly a belt. I have not tried to take anything apart yet, but believe I could correct the problem if I had a repair manual for the dryer. The dryer still works fine, but the noise gives me the impression that I should not use it the problem is corrected.

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Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time.Here is a link to the part in case you need it.

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