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Clothes are getting caught in the felt around the

My Amana dryer, model #DLE330RAW is causing problems for me. The clothes are getting caught in the felt around the drum, the corners of shirts and towels are getting caught in the felt that lines the drum just inside the door, causing them to turn black.

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Sounds like your front bearings are worn turn of power remove front panel and replace hope this helps

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Rollers Your dryer may use rollers, or wheels, to support the rear of the clothes drum. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rollers wear out, you need to replace the whole set.

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Front glides Your dryer probably uses nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the glides wear out, you need to replace them as a set.

Front seal Many dryers have a felt-like seal at the front of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, the clothes in the dryer may get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the seal wears out, you need to replace it.

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The front felt drum seal may be bad. It is attached to the front panel, around the door.
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When it wears and drops down the gap is greater at the front around the felt seal. Laundry gets caught in the gap and scorches.

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