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Whirlpool Dryer Squeaking on Startup

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neustkg
Model Number WED5100VQ0

I have a Whirlpool dryer that always sqeaks (very loudly) when starting up. The squeaking lasts for about 2 minutes or so until the dryer heats up then the noise goes away. This happens all the time now and the squeaking lasts longer when temps are colder outside. I haven't been too concerned about it as it always goes away, but I want to be ready to repair it if the squeaking eventually doesn't stop or if maybe the dryer stops tumbling. I figure it is either the belt squeaking or the pulley that turns the belt. Can anyone give me advice and where to get the part?

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Likely an idler pulley going bad, but... your blower wheel should be closely inspected as well. 

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On 10/14/2018 at 4:58 PM, neustkg said:

pulley that turns the belt.

Not likely, but its likely The pulley that tensions the belt= the idler pulley as above

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I ordered a maintenance kit a few weeks ago that included all pulleys and a new belt.  I replaced everything last week and noticed bits of belt in the bottom of the dryer (thought at first they were mouse droppings).  No more squeaking.  Was worth the $40 for the kit.

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