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My dryer makes a load clicking or grinding sound when I start it. It appears to happen when I put heavy wet cotton clothes in it. If I reduce the load it will not happen. The dryer is 18 years old and has served us well. What is this problem called. I look forward to your response. Thank you Joe

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