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Noise when started - something in the tub. the dryer vent was out for a while and I am missing a sock - could this have gotten sucked in the vent? and if so - what do I take apart to get to this

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No socks can not fit through a screened vent. the tensioner pully has a bad bearing that keeps the drums belt tight

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