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Bad vibrations The rear drive wheel on the back of the drum ,strips out and ruins the belt. I am on my third set.Any ideas other than trash it.

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Befoer you trash it, check you warrantee info, soundsa s if you have a bad rear bearing. which requires repacing eht back half of the outer tub, as well as a new inner basket, pulley and belt. reason ofr checking is its possible to have extended warr on some or all of theese parts. you ll pay labor to get it done but may save something on parts( over 750 without part warr)

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My dryer is making a very loud rumbling sound now when I turn it on. It's still working, but obviously needs some repair. I'd really appreciate your help! Thanks, Bridget


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I hope my Solution is very helpful to you.

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Unplug the dryer.
Take a putty knife and push the clips in between the front panel and the top lid.
Raise the top back, out of the way.
Inside the right and keft front sides of the front panel, remove the 2 screws.
Remove the wire connector to the front door.
Set the front panel aside.
Remove the screws from the blower wheel cover on the bottom left and check the blower wheel for free play on the motor shaft.
If free play is there, replace the blower wheel.
Reach underneath the drum and remove the belt from the motor pulley.
Lift the drum(it will take some force) by pulling the rear of the drum up.
Then pull it out.
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