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Dryer is shooting sparks and making a scraping sound

I figure I can start by cleaning out the dryer and see if something is stuck in the back becasue it's making a scraping sound when I turn the drum manually. that might be causing the white sparks, too.
The heating element comes on when the door is open, that has been distressing my dog! I heard the sound from the dryer and my dog started shaking!
So of course, I turned the dial to off - and haven't used the dryer.
I am trying to figure out how to fix it, but can't get the back off to see what might be scraping inside, and to clean out the lint...
Can you help me?

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  • edavydenko Apr 08, 2009

    I got exact same problem and do not know what to do :(

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Hoover washer drier is making a scraping noise and a spark from the bottom of the machine everytime the drum spins, does anyone know what this cold be. thanks.

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