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Kenmore dryer my dryer sounds as if it has a couple rocks inside the drum as it rotates. Also makes a thumping sound as it turns.what could this be?

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Most likely it is the blower wheel i have seen alot of postings layely and when i took mine apart and found the blower wheel i could tell right away that was the problem

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