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ajp3 09-03-2012 06:58 PM

dryer screeches when started
we have a maytag neptune intellidry that screeches (sounds like metal on metal). the sound goes away completely after a while, and the drier is drying and spinning the clothes, but the sound is extreme upon start-up. any suggestions?

joecaption 09-03-2012 07:01 PM

If you Google the make and Model # lots of self help parts breakdowns and trouble shooting guides come up.

DannyT 09-03-2012 07:05 PM

i have only fixed one dryer and it did the same thing. mine was a little plastic idler pulley that had worn out. i replaced the belt at the same time. but like joe said get a diagram of the parts and how they go together first.

orange 09-03-2012 07:44 PM

I tried Joe's suggestion and found this

You may find something here.

hardwareman 09-03-2012 08:08 PM

you will have to disassemble the dryer to find out whether you have a bad idler pulley or rear roller. One of them is rusty and dry, do not let it go to long or it will lead to further problems.

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