Clothes dryer noises

My Maytag clothes dryer is about 15 years old. Lately I have noticed that although it still dries clothes normally, there is a noise that sounds like something is rubbing in the motor. It is a hiigh pitched noise. Any ideas what this is and is it something that can be fixed by a homeowner with moderate fixit abilities
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A couple things come to mind. Pull the plug. Take at two bottom screws and take door off. The door supports the front of drum. Look for 2 plastic shims (they call them glides) and make sure they are still in place. If not you have metal on metal. Could be the drum pulleys. They support the drum, the look like wheels. Make sure they are moving smooth. One of them could have seized up. Next go to the back. Check the pulley that gives tension to belt. It is spring loaded. Does it go round nice and smooth? What does the belt look like? Might also be blower housing. This is located in the front. It looks like a plastic gerbil wheel. When mine went bad it mad a terrible noise. Have you checked out the repair clinic on line?

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look carefully thru the samurai's website for repair guidance and links to parts: http://fixitnow.com /
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I'd work on fixing the website before worrying about advising on how to fix appliances!
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Remove the access cover to the inner parts of the dryer. Get a piece of automotive heater hose about 2 feet long and while the dryer is making its noise, put one end of the heater hose to your ear and move the free end of the hose around to where the noise seems to be coming from. This will help you isolate the source of the noise fairly precisely and you can then replace or lubricate the part(s) that are causing the noise. I use the rubber hose method regularly to isolate the sources of engine compartment noises on cars and trucks. Per

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http://www.repairclinic.com They have self help.

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The nice thing about maytag is you can remove front panel (2 screws at bottom) set door aside and actually turn on machine and listen for noise. Don't touch anything! Or zap!

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