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Check inside the drum for loose plastic bars that run front to back. You will need to release the top to tighten them if they exist. With top open, check the drive belt condition and replace it if it is cracked, pieces missing, or running loose. To release the belt, open a panel in back and release whatever creates tension in the belt (usually remove a large spring). With belt off, turn the drum by hand to check the rear bearing and whatever provides a bearing for the front edge of the drum--some dryers use plastic plates on the cabinet side for the drum to turn on, and others have actual rollers that the drum turns on. If rollers, check each one for missing pieces or warped surfaces of the rollers. If plates, check each one for wear through to the metal. Hope this helps.

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