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I've just purchased a used dryer, and unfortunately it makes a steady whining noise while it's running. It's driving me nuts.

I've just purchased a used dryer, and unfortunately it makes a steady whining noise while it's running. So far the drum is turning and the heat element is heating the clothes...but the noise is driving me NUTS. :) It's a Whirlpool model: LEN2000PWO electric clothes dryer. Please help!

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Sounds like youhave something in the blower wheel. if your dryer has a front removable lower panel with a putty knife on the left and right sides 1 inch in from the sides slide putty knife in to release catches. two screws hold the bower housing on then you can look at blower wheel. if it doesnt have removable panel then youmust access it from the back access panel then on left side take out 4 srews that hold blower cover on and pull back as far as youcan without bending top and look inside with a flashlight.. remember always unplug unit

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