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Clothes are getting caught on edges of drum

Clothes are damaged by either being ripped when caught on dryer drum. Clothes also are marked with hard to remove rub marks. Dryer makes "gravely" sound when turned on.

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  • Cliff Rohner Dec 26, 2008

    I have more or less the same issue, clothes in particular things with buttons are getting caught between the drum and door.

  • wadeandrober Apr 01, 2009

    how do u replace the felt



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You need to replace the felt on the dryer

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Front seal Many dryers have a felt-like seal at the front of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, the clothes in the dryer may get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the seal wears out, you need to replace it.

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