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Dryer drum not rotating

The dryer drum is no longer spinning properly. It has a terrible wobble and will not spin with any clothes inside the drum. There were 2 screws inside the drum after I removed the last load of clothes, and they seem to be part of a set of three screws which held the drum to the rotating head to spin it on the central axis. 
The screws will no longer hold the drum in place and they cannot be re attached. Any advice on how to fix this would be appreciated. Thanks
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Drill holes all the way through the drum. Use carrage bolts to reattach the Bearing block through the drum into the block. Use lock washer and or locktite. 

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