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Zippers get caught in seal around dryer door and twist around and break off

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  • 44judester Feb 08, 2009

    Yes, just had the zipper issue happen with my son's winter jacket (very expensive jacket)...just through it in for a little bit to dry off before he went outside again. I've had this happen with socks, drawstrings on sweatpants, applique-type designs on shirts (completely ruins them).

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I had the same problem with zippers and socks. Solution was as simple as replacing the felt seal at the top of the dryer door.The drum rides on the felt seal that has plastic guides imbedded in it. It's function is to seal and more importantly act as a guide for the drum.
Check the drum at the front edge if the gap around it is not the same or if the drum is wobbley when you lift it by hand that is probably the problem.
You will need to open the dryer cabinet. Mine had 2 catch springs at the front top edges that were released by pressing with a thin flat object that will fit between the top and bottom cabinet(butter knife). Once the top can be lifted you may find a couple of screws that secure the front panel and door. Once removed the front panel can be popped off and lifted out (careful of door switch wires).At this point you csn see the felt at the top of the door . It is glued in place and is easily removed. your local appliance part supplier can supply you with a replacement that comes with the glue and installation instructions.
Put the dryer back together and no more burnt socks and ruined zippers.

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Hi huyghe234...
You have two problems
1...Felt seal is damaged or missing from the front of the drum causing the zipper feet to be snatched off and ripping and tearing clothes
2...Drum rollers have flat spots on them causing a thumping noise.
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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Note: This method works for most front loading machines.

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Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
Note:The way the belt goes back on is, as the belt comes off the drum has to be doubled (pushed together to form a loop) and goes under the idler pulley then to the motor pulley.
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You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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