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We have a Whirlpool dryer. The strip of sealant is peeling off the inside back of the dryer. Does it need to be replaced, and if yes, how.

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Yes or else you may rust stains or torn clothing ..remove dryer front and pull tub out cut seal off and install new seal may a task not for the weak of heart can be a dog for unexperienced

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