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My dryer makes a groaning noise on each rotation ... especially the load is very light. I manually turn the drum clock-wise and it seems to help for while. If we add more clothing to the load it also help. What could this be

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The belt that rotes the drum has a belt tensioner that keeps the belt tightly fitted on the drum. You may have a dried up belt or a dried up bearing in the roller for the belt tensioner. An inspection can be done by removing the top and front panel of your dryer to see

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