Some loose change was clanging around in my dryer. I stopped the dryer
and rotated the drum maybe half a turn with my hand. I removed the
change and turned the dryer back on. It now makes this strange sort of
scraping sound (i can't describe it well). Have I broken something or
gotten something misaligned by manuall turning the drum? (maybe I
turned it backwards? -- i've done this before with other dryers
I really don't wanna bother my landlord about this. Is there a good
site/article/message describing what this might be and how I might go
about fixing this?
I don't know how it could happen but I suppose a coin could have gotten
stuck in the area near the door.
The front of the drum on most dryers rides on a felt like material. If you
use a mirror and look around the edges inside the door you will see what I
mean. Maybe a coin got in that area. I can't imagine how but strange
Aha! this was the issue. I found a site that had a little slideshow
that walked me through how to disassemble the dryer... For my model,
a) remove two screws near the lint screen on top of the dryer
b) pop two tabs on the front which allow the top of the dryer to flip
c) remove two screws that join the front face to the sides
d) lift the front face up and off
This done, i was able to see that the main belt that turns the drum
had jumped off slightly and was rubbing against a bracket... thanks
for the comments
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