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Our clothes dryer squeaks when it is drying clothes. How can it be fixed or what is the problem?

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Most time them squeak is like bad brake pads on a car. The plastic bearing is gone and now the drum is riding on the metal bracket. The front of the drum rides on slides and when they wear out you get a scrubbing sound and not so much a squeak. So i would say you have a GE/Hotpoint type dryer with a rear bearing that looks like this:
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The drums belt and idler pulley needs to be replaced
the two are sold together in a kit at Sears

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