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This answer is brand and model relevant, please provide much more detail, BUT most drums come out the front. Please remember to unplug the machine before doing anything.

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Rollers
Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time. 


Idler pulley
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Rear drum bearing
Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.


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the bearing is nothing to replace once you have it.

but you have to dissemble the machine ,
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now remove the drum as a unit.
you have to mark any hoses and wiring you disconnect.

its best to do it in the middle of garage,

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