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Winding noise i know I messed up but can you help? I took the lint tray out of dryer while running now it is making a winding noise. What can i do to make it stop?

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Did a piece of the lint tray break off into the workings? Maybe stuff fell off the lint tray into the workings. It sounds like you're going to have to have the machine taken apart to find the problem unless you can see something down the lint tray opening, and retrieve it with a hooked piece of wire.

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