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This sound is caused by the drum tilting towards the rear panel just above the heating element housing and is due to the drum spindle wearing through the bearing. (Which can lead to it shearing off) after it`s cut it `s way into the bearing support bracket. A new rear bearing kit is needed. it will come with a foam support which is stuck on to the inside of the back panel as the drum rests against this when turning. the foam support on your dryer may have perished or gone flat due to the heat from the element and that is why your hearing the scaping sound. new foam ring from the bearng kit will cure the scraping.

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Scraping noises are normally bearings
We have made a few videos on these dryers and there are some very good repair guides on these.
if you need parts please feel free to see site or contact me with the full model number of the ID plate How-to-Repair
How replace the bearing kit

And if you have the type with a fixed Riveted Drum shaft then you will need this video


In our repair guides you will find help on all the tumble dryer problems


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