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Dryer recently our dryer began to make a "clunking" noise when the drum is turning. It heats up and will dry the clothes, but is very noisy, and sounds kinda like it is dragging a little as it turns along with the clunk...can you help

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    dryer is squealing and clunking while drying clothes

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Hi Kyboy49,

The drum rolls on idler wheels. Sometimes the lint and stuff clings to these wheels and causes the cluncking noise you speak of. You will have to pop up the lid and see if you can reach the wheels for cleaning. You may have to pull the front panel off.

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