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Help please my whirlpool elec. dryer(LER7646EQ) is spinning slower than usual. it seems that the barrel is hard to rotate by hand as well.it is also making a loud noise. how do i fix it.

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You may have to replace the drum guides. Reach into empty drum (tumbler) and push up on the top of the drum gently. If it has a travel space of more than 1/4 to 1/2 inch the guides needs to be replaced.

Posted on May 19, 2008

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