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I have an obstruction in the air flow leaving the drum. I believe that too much latex backing on carpets has cloged the chamber directly behind the drum. I'm having a problem getting this chamber out of the dryer.

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Do Not dry latex backed carpets in dryer. You need to have your dryer serviced. 

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Remove the dryer top panel and start the dryer and watch for anything obvious rubbing on the drum. The top comes off by removing the screws in the rear and sliding the panel back, then up. (CAUTION: DO NOT get your hands around the drum while it is rotating and any of the electrical connections). Look for any vibration from from the rear bulkhead (this is the back wall of the dryer where the drum rides against). Sometimes the screws holding the bulkhead to the cabinet come loose.

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