Asked on Apr 30, 2017

What can we do about our dryer that squeals?

PeggyCori WidenRick Parker


WE have a dryer which SQUEALS for a minute or two after placing wet clothing in it to dry. Particularly when the humidity is at a high percentage? WHY oh WHY? Drum needing WD 40? IS the drum rubbing on dirt or does the belt ( a belt) Need replacing? Thanks all M.D.
6 answers
  • Ljgordon
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Sounds like a belt need tightening or replaced. If you can get to it easily, you might try rubbing bar soap on the belt. There is also a spray used on auto belts to stop squeaking.
  • Jeanne Martin
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I don't know but fair warning...mine did that and then got worse and worse. Get it fixed somehow cuz that squeal gets so annoying!
  • William
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I agree with Ljgordon. The belt more likely needs to be replaced. Soap and belt dressing would only be a bandaid. Check out on how to do it. All you need is the brand and model number. Lots of diagrams, videos, and you can purchase what you need from them. They are my go to.
  • Rick Parker
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Drum roller(s) are wearing . Have to replace!
  • Cori Widen
    on May 1, 2017

    This video tutorial can help with belt replacement - my husband did ours and it wasn't nearly as complicated as I'd thought!
  • Peggy
    on May 1, 2017

    Thanks to the advice here and prior to today, our dryer is now silent but effectively FIXED YEAH ! ! ! OH HAPPY DRY CLOTHING again ! ! !
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