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Dryer repair when installing the bearing kit how is the silver ball secured in the white cup?

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The ball gets bolted to the drum first. Then the white bearing gets installed on the back of the dryer. Then It all goes back together when you install the drum into the dryer.

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YOU GO!!!! thetube of grease(lube) is going to be used after your done installing the plastic cup that holds the rear bearing, your gonna fill that plastic "cup" with the lube fill it to the top you wont need it for anmything else so use as much as youd like. and for the little ball bearing in the kit, that actually goes behind the "cup" ( youll see a little impression om the back of the cup to allow it to sit. adn is held in by the pressure of the rear mounted clip..I use a little dab of the lube on the ball bearning to hold it in place while securing it
hopefully this if a free standing dryer adn not part of alaundry unit. getting acess to thje rear of the unit will greatly ease the changing of the kit.youll see that as you remove the 2 5/16 screws hoolding hte old mounting braket in place , you nee to sorta staddle the mahine in order to hold the cup and reach the rear screrws at the same time., the only other tricky part is trying to screw th e3 screws holding the bearing post to the rear of drum, i have found that it is much easier to thread the screws into the plate, before trying to install for the first time, and oh yea if at all possible irs actually not a phillips #2 screw, that will work but might strip out a little, the correct size is a roberts bit #2(square bit)

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