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
Lube -usually- won't last long and may attract dust/dirt. Replacing the
effected part(s) is usually best.
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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.
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
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>
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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