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Whirlpool LER4600 electric dryer drying slow and making noise

I have a whirlpool electric dryer that is barely 5 yrs old. For some time I have had to run loads two and sometimes three times to dry a full load, even though it is getting hot. I have cleaned all vents and checked for blockages finding nothing. Now, just a couple of days ago it started making a scraping, clinking sound while running...a lot like if a lighter or something was rolling around with the clothes and there is nothing there. My husband thinks it may be a belt or rollers...wondering if he is right.

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You will need to replace the blower wheel / larry

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