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Sounds like the belt is slipping from wear.Remove rear panel of dryer and replace the belt.
Its not very hard to do.

Belt wraps wround the drum and a pully on the motor,there may be an idler pully also.

Check these pullys and motor for free turning while the belt is off.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

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