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why does my kenmore dryer squeak when it first starts up?

my kenmore dryer #11060936990 sqeaks/chirps when first run for about 30 seconds then quiets this the belt? how difficult is it to replace?

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Manage My Life
Replacing belt on Dryer can be quite difficult to do without instructions or diagram to show you. While you are waiting on a expert to answer your question, I was searching in the Sears Home Sears website and found a picture diagram on how to replace belt. I attached the link below. Hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
December 7th, 2010
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern. Without being there to hear the squeaks/chirps I can't be certain of what's squeaking/chirping but it's likely the idler pulley, however it could be one of the tub support rollers or a slight chance the belt.

In order to access the idler pulley and support rollers the top and front panel will have to taken off. In order to take the top off, the control panel must be taken loose from the top. The left and right hand end cap covers must be taken off in order to access the screws securing the control panel to the top. Once the end cap covers are removed, remove the screw at the bottom of each end cap. See images below.

NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing your dryer.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

by Joey S Earned 113,901 community points in Kenmore
December 8th, 2010
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joey, thanks for the advise. i may try to fix, or will have sears tech come out.enjoy that harley!
by JEFFREY HALLEEN Earned 14 community points in Kenmore
December 9th, 2010
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