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I have a kenmore dryer model#87980800 79808. the plastic rim around the dryer is cracked. it prevents the drum from turning. if i put a small amt. of clothes in. the dryer will then perform.

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Hi, You will need to change the plastic bearing or it will ruin the felt seal that the drum rides on. I can assist you in getting the parts as well as how to change it if you would like. Please let me know if I can help.


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