Model #LER7648PQ0 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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What is making a loud squeal/screeching noise?


Normally a screeching type noise could be from the idler pulley or the drum rollers. The motor could make this noise or if the drum seal gets so worn the drum starts rubbing metal to metal. In most cases though this noise is usually from either the idler pulley #691366 or the drum rollers #349241T. These parts are available at .

The idler pulley is easy to check on this model. The complete front panel has to be removed to access it. Before attempting this disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet. Pull the lint screen out and you will see two screws that will need to be removed. With the screws out you can now pry up on the front of the top panel to free it. Disconnect the wires now on the door switch and lift the top up. Now take the 2 screws loose at the bottom of the front panel and also 2 at the top inside the cabinet. You can now remove the front panel but be careful there is no support now for the front of the drum. With the front panel off you can look under the drum on the right side and see the motor and idler pulley. Take the belt off but pay close attention to how it's attached to the motor and pulley so you can put it back the same way. With the belt loose you can now spin the idler pulley to see if it's making the screeching noise.

If you feel uncomfortable attempting this type of check, I recommend having a technician check and repair this. If you need more assistance you can resubmit your question with more details.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 17, 2009

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