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When the drum gros around, it sounds as if a coin

When the drum goes around, it sounds as if a coin were in it. I can't see anything making the noise. Could something have slipped through a crevice somehow, and will this harm the dryer? Works fine now, just noisy.I've dried three loads with the noise.
How do I look for something loose and remove it?
This machine is almost two years old.

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Hi The noise you are hearing is coming from the baffles inside the drum. These are attatched to the drum with screws from the outside of the drum. Something as gotten inside these baffles and causing the moise.
Remove the front ot top panel (Depending on what model) and take the screws out so the baffle releases.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Look at the paddles that are mounted to the drum. Most are plastic mounted to a steel drum. Money can find it's way under these and drive you crazy with noise. It will not hurt it, but over time may wear its way through. What happens is during the dry cycle the plastic gets hot, clothes push it to the side a little, loose money slides under gets hung up and stays. try to find which one and get out the old butter knife & try to get er out.

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