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How to remove the drum from the front and replace the drum support cup kit.

I have a problem with my frigidaire dryer:Guru answered me: You will have to remove the drum from the front and replace the drum support cup kit. How do I do that? Thank you Celine from Montreal

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Release the top by pushing in the clips with a putty knife at the front right and front left of the dryer. Once you release the top you can remove it by disonnecting the ground wire at the rear of the top panel. Remove screws that secure the front panel to the dryer. Once all the screws are removed give the front panel a tug to pop it from the clips. Unhook the wiring harness and remove the front panel. By now you can see the drum. Remove the belt from the motor and idler wheel pulley. Yoy will need to get to the rear of the dryer and remove a grill (lower left corner).to gain access to the pulleys. Once the belt is removed, grasp the drum at the rear and give it a quick **** upward to release the drum from the rear bearing. The drum can now be removed through the front.

If you are replacing the rear bearing, consider also replacing the front plastic glides/slide that are located at the top of the door.

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