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Axial play in dryer drum

My GE dryer (model DBXR453ET5WW) has a lot of axial play in the drum. What is the probable culprit?

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There is a bearing at the back middle of drum, and the socket in which it rides. (made of plastic].
Often when the exhaust is clogged or not venting properly it causes the plastic to melt wearing out the bearing.
There is a bearing kit with the complete beareing and socket but you will need to basically take the whole machine apart to rteplace these parts.

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