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Westinghouse dryer My dryer makes alot of noise i can move the tub up and down  not alot but about 1/2 inch to inch  what is my problem?  thanks

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  Either as bad rear bearing or a bad front seal and glides.  See if it sounds like its coming from back or front.  

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