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My dryer is making a loud whistle/squeaking noise when it runs.

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My dryer is making a loud whistle/squeaking noise when it runs. I'm thinking the belt is slipping. Is there any other reason you can think it might do it and how hard is it change.l
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
Hi yaCustomer

Dryer belts need to be changed normally just due to wear and tear of normal usage and heat produced by the dryers. It is not an easy task to do if you have not done this a few times before. You would need to remove the top and front of the dryer. (Be careful not to cut your hands or fingers on the sheet metal of the dryers body) then remove the drum and belt. Reroute the belt and replace the drum in the precise position or it will be noisy later during operation.
It's not an easy one person job and confusing to reroute the belt sometimes.
I would recommend getting a hands on tech to get it over with.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Duh, I've changed belts before. You did not answer whether it could be something else which is what I wondered before I check into getting a belt. As this is a top load dryer, I wondered if there was anything different about it in changing the belt.
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?
You mean it is a laundry center with the dryer on top?
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
Hi YaCustomerbr />
It can be a few things.
Belt
Pulley
A loose screw or bolt even only a half turn of a screw or bolt may be the remedy
( I see a loose screw or bolt making that noise often.)
( Look and tighten the bolts and screws when you go inside the dryer )
vacuum the coating of dust inside.

Edited by Neilwill on 11/18/2009 at 1:36 PM EST
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