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Found a large gray felt ring dryer - now it rattles

I found a large gray felt ring inside my dryer drum. Now my dryer makes a rattling sound when it runs. What's wrong? Can I fix it?

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Reattached the felt ring correctly around the drum to make it run quite again

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Make sure dryer is level on the floor, and that nothing is leaning against the dryer.
Make sure nothing is loose inside the drum. Check all exposed screws, and make sure they are tight.

Check for foreign objects in the drum. (Coins, buttons and zippers will make a rattling sound as they roll around in the drum)

Good Luck and have a nice day
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