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    • Part Number: AP4042506
    • MFG Part Number: 33001801
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I did not find the felt glued to tumbler back. It was held in place by clips. Is the lack of continuous felt seal the cause of the screeching noise?

Joey D.g. for Model Number MDG7600AWW

ANSWER Hello Joey, The felt can be the source of the noise but it is most probably the cause, even if the noise isn't coming from the area where it is missing. You see, the lint, heat, and moisture are directed out of the unit and if the felt seal is missing, the heat, lint, and moisture will just blow through the are where it's missing and be recirculated across the clothes again and again. This will cause an excessively long dry time, a high electric bill, and most distressing, premature failure of the mechanical and electrical parts within the unit. Dryer drum felt seal - Used on both the front and rear side of the dryer drum. Item Number: 33001807. For adhesive order Y055980

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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