Did the drum support ball have any wear on it?
Also double check the tension roller for the belt. The inside bushing on the tension roller will wear and cause a delayed squeak sound.
No, the ball was good. I had replaced that only a few months ago.
I removed the drum, the belt and the tension roller. The only thing attached is the blower. The noise is still there. I cant tell if it is coming from the belt end or the blower end of the motor though.
There is a plastic/rubber round gasket piece that has the little metal spring clamp on it. Does this wear out? Does this come with a new motor is is that a separate part.
If I replace the motor, do i need to replace the blower as well?
It will probably cost as much in parts to fix this as buying a new dryer, but I can't let this beat me.