dryer squeaks

The drum on my Maytag dryer has begun to sqeak. What can I do to lube it?
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Mark Corbelli wrote:

Likely you just replace the belt. Easy to do and cheap. A couple of screws along the bottom of the front opens it right up.
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Mark Corbelli wrote:

Hi,
Model#, approx age??
The "drum" won't likely squeak...but the drum support wheels may. Belt won't squeak either...idler pulley and motor are next common trouble makers.
Lube -usually- won't last long and may attract dust/dirt. Replacing the effected part(s) is usually best.
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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Appliance Repair Aid wrote:

I don't know how common it is, but belts can cause a squeak, at least mine did. Replacing the belt and nothing else cleared up the noise. I might add that the belt did need replacement and if the OP's original belt needs replacement then doing so is a good free (it is due anyway) idea. If it does not work, at least you got a new belt.

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The little idler wheels in the back of the drum are the usual suspect. Dry silicone or graphite helps. For awhile.
Usually a PIA to get the dryer apart.
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Mark Corbelli wrote:

FWIW my GE dryer started to squeek mightily and an open up and look see revealed a safety pin stuck in the felt front drum "bearing" strip. It was being rubbed on by the drum's bearing surface.
Probably, because over 30 years ago I got in the habit of using safety pins to join my dirty socks at the toes before I tossed them in the laundry bin.
Don't trouble yourself telling me they make plastic gizmos for holding pairs of socks together in the wash, I know that already. But, safety pins work well enough for me and one squeeking dryer drum in all those years is below my cutoff limit anyway. <G>
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On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:21:06 -0400, "Mark Corbelli" <corbellicrewatcomcastdotnet> wrote:>The drum on my Maytag dryer has begun to sqeak. What can I do to lube it?

Remove the mice !!!!! (Be sure to wear gloves, they often do bite)
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My 10-year-old dryer I got for free from my in-laws' old house starting squeaking at 15 years of age. I ignored it (which is free, too). It's now 30 years old and still squeaks. But it still works, too. And it still doesn't cost me anything extra.
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Imagine how long it would last if you shot some lube onto that squeaking idler pulley axle ;-)
Pat
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