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TUMBLE DRYER when started a gear grinding sound was made. Its not working. John.

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Dryers generally don't have gears. This means that one of the support rollers or the belt is bad. Take the back off the unit and have a look. You'll likely find a broken belt.

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1. If the noise coming from your dryer can be described as a clanging sound, the solution is probably well within your grasp. This common sound is typically the result of loose debris accidentally put in with the load of laundry. Change may be left in pockets of pants or other objects may be dropped in the laundry basket by children --- perhaps a toy car. The objects may not be noticed when put into the wash, and the water in the washer may have dampened the sound. Simply remove these items, and restart the dryer to resolve the issue.
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