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Noise in belt pulley area

The wheel in back of machine is rubbing on the plastic blades when rubber belt revolves. model no. wf 665/1.

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It appears your tensioner pulley has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
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If your dryer is noisy, check these:

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Rollers
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