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DRUM BEARING REPLACEMENT KIT Frigidaire GLER341AS2 Dryer

Which groove in the bearing cradle does does that pesky ball bearing fit into, and lubricacation tips

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Hi. I don't work on many Frigidaire's, but that pesky ball bearing does not go into any of those grooves. It goes in the very back center of the cradle, sandwiched between the ball and a metal strip on the back side of the cradle. (It is suppose to drain off static electricity from the drum. If it gets lost, it's not a major loss) As for lube, just put a gob of the stuff that comes with the kit in the bottom of the cradle before reinstalling drum.

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