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Found a metalstrip inside the dryer. Where did it come from?

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  • jscott8957 Jul 11, 2010

    Can the dryer operate without it?



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Sometimes they use metal strips to hold on the fins in the drum. Check to see all of the fins are tight.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • Joe Burdek
    Joe Burdek Jul 11, 2010

    Sure you can use but keep a eye on the drum fins. If it comes off completely it may make your drum unbalanced.



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