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Based on the comment thread, your screws are not damaged excessively. This means you can take the good screws to a local hardware store and ask for a matching tap to clean or re-tap the threads in the door. The hardware store person should find a nut to fit the screw, identifying the thread as metric or SAE and then match the tap tool accordingly. For a one-...


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The discoloration of the heat inlet is normal on Maytag/Whirlpool products. https://producthelp.maytag.com/Troubleshooting_Guides/Troubleshooting_for_Dryers/Inlet_Grille_is_Discolored The blue coloration is likely from blue jeans, and will not be a problem.


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GE Repairman just stopped by and took it apart: The 'dent' part of the scratch and dent was impacting the back of the drum when it revolved. To make matters worse, the contacts on the heater in the back were arcing against the drum. So he pounded the dent out at the back so it won't make contact anymore, and is ordering a new heater, bearings, drum, and ...


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It sounds like the belt may be partially off. While that is a standard item to replace over time, it should not be a problem when new/nearly new. If this happened on an older machine, I would take it apart (YouTube is your friend) to adjust and, if necessary, replace the belt or other parts. But on a "new" machine, call them back. That is not just to save ...


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One thing that I wonder is that when they ship appliances like dryers with big moving parts, they often have little plastic or Styrofoam blocks used to hold those parts in place during shipping and you have to remove them when you install it. Sounds almost like someone forgot to remove one of them.


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