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Round wire mesh piece in back of dryer drum (inside dryer) needs replaced...what do you call it??

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Felt or Seal, depends on a manufactorer
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Thumping noise is usually something with the drum system. You didn't list make and model so I'll give a few suggestions. If its Whirlpool--- the drum rides on 2 rubber rollers at the back edge that wear and need replaces if the rubber gets too bad. The front edge of the drum has a 2 piece plastic bearing strip that snaps into square holes in the front drum edge. Those 2 strips sometimes break or chip and need replaced.

If its a Frigidaire dryer----the back drum bearing is a small round metal ball that looks like a small trailer hitch ball. If fits inside a slotted plastic retainer block. The plastic block wears and the ball sometimes gets grooved and needs replaced. It comes as a complete kit (ball and socket) for about $20. The front of the drum has a similar system plastic strip as the Whirlpool I described above. Hope this helps.

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Big job.
The top comes open with a small screwdriver, or better yet a putty knife slipped to the right and left front corners and pried up. You have a plastic clip on either side of the front top which will snap open when pried.
Then, the front of the machine is usually held on with two screws that are inserted into the top front from the top sides, one screw in each side.
The bottom is easier, once the top screws are out, you lift the whole front panel off.
Down at the bottom of the front panel are two clips that go in two holes to hold the panel on.
You will also be unplugging the wire connector to the door switch.
We also had this happen, and if turning your clothes inside out or tying the strings doesn't work, we found to put such items inside a mesh "unmentionables/undergarments" bag stopped the problem.
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The belt around the drum of my dryer broke. i have a new one just need some tips on puting it on. Also when i pulled the drum out there was a white/clear piece, round in size, and a metal clip laying on...


don't know what the pieces are that you found on the floor of dryer,check the front panel for the clip,might have popped off when you took the dryer apart or these things fell out of clothing that were put into dryer.now the belt,rap it around the drum with the ridges touching the drum, smooth side up.stick the drum in place and spin it a few times till the felt in the back is lined up and the rollers are lined up on the drum,stick your head inside the drum and hold the drum up with your shoulder,just pinch the belt together and pull it under the pulley and attach it onto the motor shaft,that's it.picture your pants belt floded in half,around four inches from the folded part pinch the belt together and you'll have a loop on the end,your fingers are the bottom part of the pulley and the loop end is the part of the belt that connects to the motor shaft.hope this helps,let me know how you make out

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Your dryer drum front support glides and rear drum bearing needs to be replaced, parts are not expensive but labor to do the job may be $50 to $100 dollars.
You should call Frigidaire customer help line just to gather some info from them. 1-800-FRIGIDAIRE
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Jan 05, 2010 | Dryers

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My Tappan electric drier make a loud screeching sound like an axle with no grease. I can't figure out how to get the front panel off to locate the source. Model MDE336RES1


These are known for this. You will need to replace the rear drum bearing. Go to http://www.partselect.com/PartDetail.aspx?Inventory=459829&SourceCode=1 this is the part you will need. ($22.32 + shipping) It's located at the back of the drum. The round silver piece goes on the drum and the white plastic piece goes on the back panel of the dryer. (Notice the round silver ball. Make sure to not loose or forget to put it in when repairing) You get into this machine by going through the top and front. Not the rear. Good luck

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Sounds like your problem is with the heating coil.
If you plan to try to repair the problem yourself, then the first thing you want to do is unplug the dryer from the electric.
Remove the back of the machine and try to locate the air tube going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air tube you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor.
Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with a continuity meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
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First things first. Reset your breaker. If this does not work, you most likely have a bad therma fuse. It's located inside the back and has two wires going ot it. It could be a 2" long X 1/2" wide.piece or a small round piece that looks like the bigger round pieces you will see in there. You can take the two wires and connect them together and test it. If it comes on, replace the part. Please unplug the machine before you even start. And when you connect the two wires, tape them together with ele. tape. Also what ever you do, DO NOT use dryer with this piece bypassed. It blew for some reason and it you bypass it it could catch on fire. It will not hurt to just test it though.
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I removed some screws in the dryer drum and it messed it up.


the three screws you removed from the drum hold the piece to the drum, if you open the top you will need help to put this piece back on. one person will have to hold the piece that fell while the other puts the screws back in.

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