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I have a Frigidaire dryer mod# ferb6600eso electric dryer. When it runs, it sounds like metal on metal. Is there felt around the front and back of the drum and could this be worn out?

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The problem with the dryer is not the belt or the motor. the problem is either going to be the drum bearing or the front upper and lower felt and glides.I'll list a walk-through for you if your interested .
1)The first thing you need to do is unplug the dryer.
2) You will need to pop the top of the dryer. This can be done with a flat screwdriver. Place the driver between the top and the front of the dryer and basically just pry upwards.
3)Now, that you can see inside the dryer, the next thing is to remove the front of the machine. At the upper left and right sides you will find a screw that holds the front to the frame of the dryer.Remove these screws and you can take the front off.
4) The glides and felt are located on the inside of the front piece you just removed.The drum actually rest on these and if damaged will produce a metal on metal dragging sound. If these parts are good, continue to step 5)You now have access to the belt and idler pulley, which is good because the belt needs to taken loose .
6) WIth the belt off spin the drum and listen for the sound that has been bothering you, if any sound other than a smooth sound is emitted when turning the drum your rear bearing is out.
7)You can remove the drum by lifting the back end up and pulling it out. Once you have it out the bearing will be exposed and the rest is just swapping out the old bearing and putting it back together.

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the problem is either going to be the drum bearing or the front upper and lower felt and glides.I'll list a walk-through for you if your interested .
1)The first thing you need to do is unplug the dryer.
2) You will need to pop the top of the dryer. This can be done with a flat screwdriver. Place the driver between the top and the front of the dryer and basically just pry upwards.
3)Now, that you can see inside the dryer, the next thing is to remove the front of the machine. At the upper left and right sides you will find a screw that holds the front to the frame of the dryer.Remove these screws and you can take the front off.
4) The glides and felt are located on the inside of the front piece you just removed.The drum actually rest on these and if damaged will produce a metal on metal dragging sound. If these parts are good, continue to step 5)You now have access to the belt and idler pulley, which is good because the belt needs to taken loose .
6) WIth the belt off spin the drum and listen for the sound that has been bothering you, if any sound other than a smooth sound is emitted when turning the drum your rear bearing is out.
7)You can remove the drum by lifting the back end up and pulling it out. Once you have it out the bearing will be exposed and the rest is just swapping out the old bearing and putting it back together.

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you'll have to take it apart and check the rollers and pulley and also check around the front of the drum,there's a felt seal there that i've found the drum cuts through it or something could be stuck in the felt,pull out the lint filter and remove the two screws in front of it,then get a screw driver and stick it in between the top cover and the front panel around two inches from the corner and pop up the top cover,check the drum to see if it looks like something is rubbing against it.if so unplug the dryer,disconnect the wire connector on the right side,and remove the two 5/16 inch screws that hold the front panel on.watch video
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sound like front felt glide assy # upper felt seal part #134440200 lower felt seal #134134700 u can order these from sears.com


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First check to see that your getting 220 Volts to the dryer.
Then locate your heating coil on the back of the dryer under the metal plates.
You should see a fan/blower housing that goes to the inside of the dryer drum that is where you will locate the heating coil, also some times the thermostats/thermistors are located either inside or outside of the same fan/blower housing. Check them to make sure they are not faulty.
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