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Amana dryer metal heater grate in back of dryer has a large hole and clothes are getting caught and are being ripped. Is there a way to fix the large hole without replacing grate?

I don't think using a file will fix the problem. Is there a way to patch the hole? Thank you!!

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you need to replace the felt on the dryer

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This dryer doesn't have rollers at the front of the drum, it uses a felt rub strip between the drum and the front cover. You'll need to replace the rub strip. It's easy to do but you'll need to get the special high-temp adhesive.

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That is worn glides and bearing like in this video I made:

Posted on Oct 11, 2012

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what's the brand name and model number?on some electric dryers like ge or frigidaire that have the heater element on the back wall of dryer the drum has a metal ring around the back of it and the lint builds up in it,you have to remove the drum and clean the lint out,if you open the door and look through the holes in the back wall of drum you sometimes can see it and it gets thick,you can try to vac it out through the holes,if you have a stinger vac or shop vac set it to blow and blow through the holes and vac it some more but the best way is to remove the drum and clean it.you should do this at least once a year,clean out the inside of dryer,the duct where the lint filter slides down into and the vent line,if you do this your clothes will dry on time,the parts will last longer like the motor,usually is covered in lint and you won't have a dryer fire.

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Hey friend, thank you for your post!

To determine why your clothes may be getting caught in your dryer, place your hand in an old pair of pantyhose or a nylon stocking (one you don't care about ripping) and slowly run your hand along the drum and agitator. Does it catch anything?

Even though you may have felt with your hands, you might have missed something that is causing the rips. The insides of these holes may rust, and material catches it even though you don't feel it with your hands. If you discover a snag, you can simply take household sandpaper and sand the area(s) down yourself to help fix this problem.

The only other option may possibly be to replace large internal components of the tub, which at this point, please reach out to a professional to properly diagnose and repair your dryer. I hope this is helpful. -Matt

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Sounds like you front drum support / bearing is wearing out. When the support wears out, a gap occurs between the drum and drum support, That is where the clothes are getting caught, Does your dryer squeak when running? If so, then replace the front drum support / bearing. Cost about $35 - $40.

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How do I take the cage off so I can clean the dish?


If you don’t mind VOIDING YOUR WARRANTY, there’s a point at the bottom of the grate where an elongated spine pokes through a tiny hole in the metal dish. Use a screwdriver to pry the metal retaining lip of the dish back from that spot, and pop the grate out by applying pressure to lift the spine out of that hole, and the grate from the dish. BUT the problem is getting the grate BACK IN the metal lip when you are done cleaning. I opted to modify the grate slightly. I used a hacksaw to cut a tiny 1/8-inch section of the outer ring away from the bottom of the grate and removed the retaining spine in the same spot (from inside the ring) to allow enough flexibility to be able to squeeze the grate together to get it back in the dish’s metal lip. Now I can get the grate in and out, but when in, it is still secure enough to be able to lift the heater by grabbing the top of the grate to carry it.

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you need to replace the felt on the dryer

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There are a couple of guide wheels in the back of the dryer. when they get worn out the tub will have excessive play and will trap clothes inside. Just remove the front cover loosen the belt and remove the drum. the worn wheels will be easy to spot. It is an easy and cheap fix.

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