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Felt / material that drum rides on front and back? had that material melt and start fire in vent, do these need to be replaced after so many years . material was leaning againts heating element and over temp sensor.

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You saw what you saw ... I would suggest it was probably lint that caught fire not the felt. In my experience the felt 'bearing' will last the lifetime of the machine though that is not to say they will not wear out earlier than that. They are normally replacable so obviously, someone thinks they wear out and yours may well be among them. I would also normally expect any lint or felt parts to be drawn into the lint filter not toward the heating element.

What should happen is the fan should be pulling air out of the drum (and exhausting it out of doors) via the lint filter which in turn draws fresh room temp air over the heater element and into the drum to dry the clothing in the drum to be pulled through the lint filter and into the fan and to the out of doors, repeat.

I don't know if these remarks are making any sense or not to your situation. I'm glad you are here to ask the question - apparently the fire was contained at some level.

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The felt material you talk about is probably the front felt seal. It goes between the front of the machine and the drum. Normally these seals last for quite a few years, but they do go bad after a while. This can be caused by normal wear, and also can be caused by wear in the drum rollers.
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS

If you have a front loading machine,

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum,front felt seal and belt. You can stop there, but I would recommend that you follow thru and do the following:
Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil.
Reassemble the dryer, plug back in.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
http://www.partselect.com/
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

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