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Our dryer has become unseated from the unit's back wall. The strap is still in place on the drum, so the drum turns. However, it scrapes the housing. Is there a trick to re-seatinng the drum?

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Usually you have to pop off and swing back the top( usally spring clips in the front) pry at the front,swing top open, then remove the screws from the front panel. im suspecting it came off because the felt wore off the drum edge.

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