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You didn't provide much info on the machine (like make and model), but odds are either the belt or the motor is the cause.

Hope that helps...

Geno

Posted on May 02, 2008

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I have seen a device that can be put inside a dryer and adjusted to fit tight between the diameter of the drum and will allow you to put shoes on it. This solves the CLUMP - CLUMP - CLUMP issue.

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