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Question on a Sears Special Edition Front Load Dryer (traditional style, at least 6 years old). Model(NNN) NNN-NNNN In the last week , it has developed a noise while operating that is somewhere between a rattle and a squeak. More a rattle. It started after we had a heavier that usual load in the dryer. The dryer is still operating normally, but I suspect the sound is an indicator that one of the moving parts is on its last legs - either the idler pully, the drum rollers or the motor.

Is there one or the other that typically gives out first and starts to make noise? Is there a way to try and diagnose which part is making the noise? Or am I off base completely?

I took the front of the machine and visually inspected the parts. Nothing was obviously worn out. But I'm no expert on these. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Hi, my name isXXXXX am hoping that I will be able to help you with your problem today..

 

 

You are on track there, however I would replace the rollers and the idler, they are not expensive and you have to take it apart to install them anyway so kill 2 birds with one stone and replace all the parts at the same time...

 

 

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