Can I cut this wood block out and then just nail it back in?
Glad we could help! All good ideas. Be aware of a flame on wood, have a fire-ext. nearby and water. A helper with a phone, also.
Clothes taking longer to dry?
Clean the dryer screen in HOT water if using fabric softener sheets.
They leave a residue that impedes air-flow, costing you money.
Clean the ducting in the last six months? 17,000 dryer fires annually!