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The housing that supports the shaft on my unit is a greased bushing. It wore through in short order (18 months!). I got the new part but instead of installing it I turned the bushing upside down and it worked fine for the next 2 years. After that I slid a 3/4 in long piece of 1/2 inch copper pipe over the shaft and greased it all up and it has been working fine since. I guess my next move will be to put the replacement part on. But not yet.

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If your dryer is noisy, check these:

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Drive Motor

The dryer drive motor turns the drum and the blower wheel to exhaust the air. If the dryer stops the motor might be defective. If the dryer stops and the dryer motor makes a humming noise there might be something caught in the blower wheel, or the drum might be binding. Try removing the belt from the motor and checking the blower wheel for obstructions. Also try rotating the drum by hand with the belt off, it should rotate freely. If the drum doesn't turn freely, determine what is causing it to bind. The dryer motor can't be tested easily. If the drum turns freely and the blower wheel is clear, and yet the dryer still keeps stopping mid-cycle the motor may be defective. it will need to be replaced. It is not serviceable.


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Drum Roller Axle

This dryer has drum support rollers. There will always be two supporting the rear of the drum, and on some models there may be two supporting the front of the drum. The rollers must spin freely to work properly. If the roller axles are worn out the rollers may not spin freely which can overload the motor and the dryer stops. If the dryer stops mid-cycle, remove the belt and spin the drum, it should spin freely. If not, check the rollers and roller shafts.


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Drum Roller

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Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad

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Drum Bearing

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Drum Support Bearing

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