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There is a seal on the back of the drum.. that gets hard in spots sometimes... dont know of any metal that could come out.. have u got it apart yet? need more on what it looks like..wondering if this is the seal ur talking about Theres a kit for the drum seal but puzzled about this metal your talking about here is a diagram that may help ya hope the link works

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Dryer making a loud noise

the problem is either going to be the drum bearing or the front upper and lower felt and glides.I'll list a walk-through for you if your interested .
1)The first thing you need to do is unplug the dryer.
2) You will need to pop the top of the dryer. This can be done with a flat screwdriver. Place the driver between the top and the front of the dryer and basically just pry upwards.
3)Now, that you can see inside the dryer, the next thing is to remove the front of the machine. At the upper left and right sides you will find a screw that holds the front to the frame of the dryer.Remove these screws and you can take the front off.
4) The glides and felt are located on the inside of the front piece you just removed.The drum actually rest on these and if damaged will produce a metal on metal dragging sound. If these parts are good, continue to step 5)You now have access to the belt and idler pulley, which is good because the belt needs to taken loose .
6) WIth the belt off spin the drum and listen for the sound that has been bothering you, if any sound other than a smooth sound is emitted when turning the drum your rear bearing is out.
7)You can remove the drum by lifting the back end up and pulling it out. Once you have it out the bearing will be exposed and the rest is just swapping out the old bearing and putting it back together.

Jun 01, 2012 | Dryers

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Extremely screeching noise when running?

Screeching is the metal-on-metal contact of the drum touching the rear of the unit while
turning - there's a (usually) felt cover gasket over the circular depression at the back of the dryer.
When this wears through (after a number of years/loads), you get the screeching of
metal-to-metal contact.
Problem: friction can heat up the metal so much that the remaining felt gasket material (and/or
accumulated lint or clothing) catches fire.
Fix: replace felt drum gasket.
The Maytag Atlantis MDE6400AY electric dryer has a DuraCushion(tm) dryer drum, so I'm
suspecting the "DuraCushion" has worn out at least at one point in its 360-degree arc.

Jul 07, 2011 | Maytag Atlantis MDE6400AY Electric Dryer

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My beko condenser tumble dryer is drying fine but is making a loud scraping noise. When I took out the clothes there was a strip of white felt in the washing

Looks daunting to start with but just done mine,
remove top and all rear covers and rear panel after removing drum split washer, pump hoses, belt and elec connection, remove the drum and you will see where the felt seal goes. i had some felt i cut to 12mm wide and siliconed it in place, left to dry for 6 hrs, now runs fine.

Feb 07, 2011 | Dryers

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My dryer started making a loud noise - Amana model alg443raw - then I opened the door and the felt seal and a metal piece were inside and wrapped around my clothes. I know what the felt seal is, but what...

Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise



Sep 25, 2010 | Amana ALG443RAW Gas Dryer

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A piece of felt like material is hanging from the inside (top) front of the dryer. What is this? Can I fix it myself?

The felt is the seal that keeps the clothes from falling inside the dryer. The front of the dryer needs to be removed and the seal replaced (you can glue it back, but this usually means the seal is worn out)

Apr 21, 2010 | GE DBXR463GB Gas Dryer

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I have a GE profile Dryer DPSE810GOT and the dryer sounds like its running on metal to metal is the felt around the drum one piece or two and counld that cause it

The felt is two pieces. And, no, the problem is the drum support glides have worn through, allowing the drum to continue to wear into the front drum bearing. Replace the front drum bearing (WE3M26) and the drum slides (WE1M481) located at the top front of the drum.

Feb 28, 2010 | GE DPSE810EGWT Electric Dryer

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you need to reinstall it because that is what the drum glides on and in time you will hear metal on metal grinding

Sep 28, 2009 | Whirlpool LEW0050P Dryer

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Replace the felt on a ge dryer part #we9m30?

You need to buy new felt. There is an upper and a lower piece. The upper piece has 3 glides to support the drum. When you buy the parts, make sure you have the dryer part number and there are some pictures that will help.

Make sure you uplug the dryer. Flip up the top lid of the dryer by sliding a large flat nose screw driver under the front corners of the top. Remove the front panel by taking out two phillips screws. Also remove the power cable to the front controls so you can completely remove the front panel. Strip off the old felt and clean the surface as good as you can. Glue on the felt (you should get a tube of glue with the new felt). Let is dry a bit before you put everything back together. It is a pretty easy job.

Mar 13, 2009 | GE DBSR453EBWW Electric Dryer

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Dryer bangs and jumps

belt and /or rollers could be the problem at least that is where I would start.

Dec 30, 2008 | Dryers

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Felt belt hanging above dryer door

it sounds like the front drum seal, this is what the drum runs on and seals the surround for fluff ingress. if it is hanging down then it is damaged and will need replacing which will be a partial machine stripdown.

Jul 09, 2007 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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