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I've changed the drive belt, but it seems that the...

I've changed the drive belt but it seems that the drum is now out of alignment because it makes a terrible noise and sometimes jams. The drum sounds better when pushed forwards towards the door. i think something else maybe broken too.

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If the drum being pushed forward makes the problem better, I would say your felt pads under the drum which the drum rides on are either worn down the metal or loose.You need to remove the front casing of your dryer and inspect these felt pads. If they are loose tighten them up and if they are worn they need to be replaced. When you have your dryer apart you may also want to try to move the rear of the drum to the left and to the right and see if the back of the drum is loose as this means your bearings are loose and may need replacement. To fix this problem however the top of your dryer will have to be removed to take the drum out (many times the top will tilt back on hinges) because the bearings are on the back of the drum.

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