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My GE Profile dryer is wedging clothes in the front of the drum and seemingly 'scorching' them. I can move the drum up and down by grabbing the paddles on the inside. What could be causing it and how would I repair it?

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Check the tumbler hinge on the back of the tumblermake sure its not worn out

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