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Old whirlpool mini dryer

Tonight inside my front loader, 16 year old whirlpool mini dryer, as i was taking out clothes, i noticed a very thin leather belt (or gasket?) seemed to have come loose from the front of the dryer drumwheel. i pulled it out since it was just hanging. the dryer still appears to be running normal, drying, turning OK . . what the heck was/is that and is this a big problem?

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Those are front tub supports that keep the tub from scraping.Unless you start hearing a rubbing or scraping sound your dryer is ok.Just keep a ear open for awhile for any scraping sound.If you need help in the future with anything ,Im more than happy to help you.

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