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Drum stopped turning on hot point dryer

It started out sqeaking and the drum only turned for very small loads of clothing then eventually stopped turning at all .whats the problem?

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Open the door. Get a screw driver. Look up and remove two screws that hole the top on. Get em off and remove the top. Look down in the front and check the slides. I bet they are gone!. They are easy to replace. Sometimes you let them go too long and the bearing they mount on is worn out and you start hitting the droor, hence the squeal. You remove the front by removing 2 screws that hold it to the frame and lift it of. Replace the parts. All are mounted on the front. Clean out the lint in the filter housing. The bearing and slides cost around 25 bucks total. This is simple.

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