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Mildew growth in Kenmore Series 80 gas dryer

I noticed recently that mildew appears to be growing underneath/inside of the white fins of the dryer drum. Is it possible for me to temporarily remove the fins to clean out the mildew or is it necessary to have it done by an appliance technician?

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If you are able to pull it apart and clean it I would say go for it but you will want to make sure you can get it back together right. But if you have a teck come out to clean it you could have them make sure every thing looks ok on it and service it all in on trip.

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