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My nexxt premium electric dryer has (always had..?) a loud,

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My nexxt premium electric dryer has (always had..?) a loud, rather high pitched squeal as it runs. Is it a belt seating problem, or...anything a DIY handy househusband could tackle?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  william replied 8 years ago.

could be the belt, the motor, your drum rollers, or your tensioner pulley or your blower wheel





Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Would it narrow things down if i said it squeaks in a cycle that's roughly one second long? -Rob
Expert:  william replied 8 years ago.
so it sqeeks for 1 second? and thats it? thanks
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No- a one second squeak wouldn't bother me! This is a fairly constant sqeak that goes in two tones, like sqeeeEEEK, squeeeEEEK, and it takes about a second or so to go through that squeeeEEEK, WHICH IS PROBABLY HOW LONG THE BIG DRUM TAKES TO TURN ONCE-
#1 is that likely the drum belt, and is it worn, poorly seated, needs lube, and
#2can a joe blow like me even think about going in to look at this?
Expert:  william replied 8 years ago.
your gonna have to pop the top and run it you should be able to find the sqeek i would start with the drum rollers you can put transmission fluid in the roller shafts a little bit of though and try that
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks. That's good. Could you just tell me what the roller shafts look like, and
#2, could it still be the belt?
Expert:  william replied 8 years ago.

it could be look for your rollers it will be on the bottom on each side you will see it try that first and inspect everything that i mentioned