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Dryer tumbler barrel loose

The barrel where you put clothes in is loose and is very noisy when it rotates and scrapes the dryer casing. How do I tighten that back up?

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Depending on what brand a model. This sounds as though the guide roller or guide roller shaft are bad and are in need of replacement. It could also be the tub glides are bad. If you will give me the brand and model number I can probably tell how to check this and repair.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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7. Reconnect the wires to the door switch, if you removed them earlier.
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