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How do I balance the drum in the dryer. I vacuumed the interior of the dyer to clean it and all was ok. When I whent to start it the motor locked up and the drum was not turning. I removed the drum belt and tested the motor and it works fine. I reinstalled the belt but it seems the drum is restricting the motor from turning. Any help would be appriciated. Thanks, Mark

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Did you pull the drum out when cleaning this unit, if so the when you put it back in you got it off the wheels in the rear or the sliders/wheels on the front. Either way pull the from panel again and as you do pay close attention to how the drum is sitting on the front frame and rear supports. You may have damaged the drum, check to make sure that you didn't split the drum.

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