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Drum will not line up with barring on back panel

I have replaced the belt on a Frigidaire dryer Model #FEX831CSO. Now I can't get the drum to line back up so I can put the back on. The backend wants to tilt downward and wont stay in place.

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I will give you instructions for both the front and the rear assembly to make sure your question is answered. If you have room to lay the machine down on its back the job would be simplified (I didn't).
If you are trying to align the three little screws that fasten the drum to the rear bearing, (belt can be installed without pulling drum) it is a tricky three handed job. First make sure you have both the inner and outer panel (slanted panels above washer lid) removed to give you more room to work.
I aproached it kind of like putting a wheel on my car, I make sure one of the screw holes in the bearing is straight up (12 oclock) then try to get a screw hole in the drum to line up with it without turning the bearing. Its a tough job but it can be done. Once you get the first one started try to keep it at the top while inserting the other screws.
Another hard job on this machine is installing the front door panel, If I'm working alone I remove the dryer door and block the drum up close to the right hight from below (removal of slanted panel and inner panel is required). Place the front panel in position (but not inserted all the way) in front of drum and try to get the top lip of the front panel over the top of the machine without losing alignment of the drum If you can get a screw in it to hold it and the drum is still where it's supposed to be you can push the front the rest of the way on and get a screw into the bottom and your home free, if not you will have to start again.
Pay close attention to the alignment of the air tube that is also part of the front panel, if you don't get it tight to the blower you will end up with the classic "not enough heat" problem. I put three small kinks in the inner slanted panel to make it keep pressure on the air tube to hold it tight against the blower.
I have completely disassembled these machines alone several times so it can be done.
Good Luck
Quentin

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First, unplug the dryer. Lift the lint-screen cover and pull out the lint screen
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