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Maytag dryer making clanking noise

I have a dryer that's about 15 years old and just recently it started making a clanking noice (almost sounds like when there is a pair of jeans with a zipper hitting against the sides) and sometimes seems to keep turning when I open the door.

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  • frankjasie Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same problem. I thought it might be a drum strap fraying and slapping against the cabinet

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I had this problem and the cause was a loose screw holding on one of the "paddles" inside the drum. I removed the door, front panel, lifted the top, manually rotated the drum until I saw the screw head which had worked loose and was slapping the side of the dryer. A quick tighten of the screw and the noise was gone.

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