The squeak is fairly consistent - until I remove any clothes that may be in the dryer, and then the squeak goes away. I've repaired this dryer myself a few times (new belt, idler pulley, igniter ass'y) so although I've had a little experience with taking this apart, I'm not sure of the best way to diagnose where this squeak is coming from - especially when it makes it more difficult to recreate the issue while it's apart and full of clothes.
I'm tempted to replace the rear drum bearing and hope I guessed correctly, but I wish there was a better way to figure out where the squeak actually originates from. When I have my head next to it with the top cover removed, it sounds like it's coming from every direction.
Should I just replace the bearing and if it doesn't fix it, just assume that I would have needed to replace that part at sometime anyway? But what would the next likely culprit be?
Appreciate your ideas - thanks!