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Hi-my dryer is working but is making a scraping noise when it rotates. At first I thought it was a zipper but it is internal.

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Sounds like it might be the drum bearing going bad causing the drum to tilt. My buddy had the same problem and his was so bad it wore through the edge of the door. I'm no tech so wait and see if someone else chimes in on your problem. It could be something simple too.

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