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Clothing cord stuck in drum

While drying a draw string cord from a pair of sport shorts got stuck between
the drum and outside wall of the inside of the dryer? Make sense. Now the
dryer runs but makes a bumping sound. Cannot get the rest of the draw string
out.

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  • mwolle Feb 06, 2008

    THANKS I'LL TRY THAT ASAP

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You should be able to get the draw string completely out by trying to open the top of the dryer which may be hinged. The front of the dryer may open by prying at the front between the top and the front.
Depending on your model there should be some means of getting into the dryer to examine what is doing it. Just make sure you SHUT OFF THE POWER OR PULL THE PLUG BEFORE WORKING ON IT. SAFETY FIRST!

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Water in the drum anytime after drying a load of clothes is not normal.

Was the load prior to you having found the condensation fully dried? If not, check for lint in the vent system and make sure that air is coming out of the vent (the flap or louvers on the vent cap should open fully on a short vent line). Even so, this would not account for a small amount of standing water in the drum.

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Signs that an electric dryer may need some repairs include the dryer not heating, clothing not drying fast enough, overheating of the dryer, the door not locking shut and the dryer not starting at all. Any of these are signs of an underlying problem that can usually be solved without the help of a repairman.
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