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I have a GE dryer that started making really load screatching noises. I took it apart and replaced the motor and the belt. It ran for a few minutes and started making the same noise. I am not sure what else could be causing the noise.

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The idler pulley bearing might be the trouble. If the dryer has an idler pulley that tensions the belt, check this bearing in the idler pulley. If it is a bush type, just oiling it might be all that is required. Also make sure there isnt any piece of wire etc in the drum bearing. You might have to take the drum out to check this. However the most likely cause of a SCREACHING noise is the idler.

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