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One of the three things that tumble the laundry in the dryer is loose--it is making alot of noise--how do I tighten it

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Hi,
I think you are talking about the large ribs that prevent clothes from just sliding in the drum.
They are available as a spare, so are usually screwed in from outside the drum.
To fix your problem, turn off and unplug dryer.
Remove back pannel screws holding the lid on, and slide back the lid.
Rotate the drum by hand internally untill the faulty blade is at the top. You should be able to see the screws that need tightening.
Replace parts when finished.

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