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IT TAKES A COUPLE OF CYCLES BEFORE CLOTHES DRY AND THERE'S A NOISE AS THE DRYER IS RUNNING. WE HAVE CHECKED THE LINT LINE.

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It's possible that the blower fan is bad, which would also account for the noise. It's usually just a plastic squirl cage mounted on the end of the drum motor shaft. It can crack and break off of the shaft and just be rattling around on the shaft, moving very little air. They're usually cheap and easy to replace.

Hope that helped

Geno

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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