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I HAVE DRYER GE MOD #DWSR488EB2WW SER#ZG743601A ***HAVE GRINDING NOISE. RELPACED THE BEARING IN THE BACK. BELT SEEMS OK. PUT BACK TOGETHER NOISE CONTINUED. THE NOISE HAS A SLIGHT GRIND/SCRAPE IN ONLY PART OF THE 360 DEGREE TURN. I CAN TURN IF OFF & PHYSICALLY SPIN THE INSIDE OF THE DRYER BY HAND. IT IS SILENT FOR ABOUT 350 OF THE 360 DEGREES OF ROTATION. THE OTHER 10 DEGREES HAS A RUB,SCRATCHY SOUND WHICH DEVELOPS INTO A LOUDER WAIL WHEN TURNED ON

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The most likely cause is the front drum supports. There are 3 or 4 teflon strips (about a half inch wide and 2 inches long) on the top of the front panel that the dryer drum glides on. When these wear down, the drum can scrape on the plastic that holds them or on the metal frame around the door frame. Another possibility is if the drum touches the dryer exhaust vent pipe, most often only if the dryer is vented out the bottom of the dryer and the vent pipe has shifted up just a bit, allowing it to contact a spot on the drum with each revolution.

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