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Squeaky dryer I have sprayed WD40 on the pully, but this dryer is squesking really bad! The thing is that it doesn't always do it. It seems like it warms up and it's ok for awile and then it will start again. Do you think that the belt needs to be replaced, and where can you get one, if so?

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Pulley needs replaced, all the grease has left the bearing inside from heat and wear. WD-40 evaporates.

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