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Clothes get caught between frame and drum

Clothes get caught between the front door frame and drum, then they twist from being caught and I have to throw them away because the tear.

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Is this the dcvh515 GE? Mine began doing that and then started making a high pitched scraping noise that sounds like it's coming fron the door gasket/seal.

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