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Maytag dryer making drum making a funny sound when it goes around and when i opened the front a small piece of cork was on the bottom

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Hi thanks for the question that small piece ov cork is part of the front bearing purchase the front bearing kit. not much $ to replace. tilt dryer towards the wall disconnect power sourc,e remove 2 screws on front panel .to remove the front bearing . 4 5/16 screws 2 each side remove keeping the drum steady you will see the worn part you must drill out or file down the rivets that hold the cork and teflon bearing . remove & replace .thanks the appliance doc

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