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Snagged Clothing on drum of dryer

I get clothing that snags on the top front of the drum and ends up scorching the clothing. What are the possible problems and how easy is it to fix?

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Why does the dryer make a rubbing sound it drys the clothes is it clogged maybe
with lint on the bottom of the dryer please give me answer to this question .



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Posted on May 28, 2009

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