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I have a fridgeair front load stackable dryer. The dryer tub has problems getting started rotating. At times it also makes loud noises coming from the back center of tub. In order to get tub started turning I can manually move tub an inch or two then it will start working. Although sometimes it will stop. What will cause this?

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Frigidaire Dryers use a ball and socket in the rear to support the drum. The socket is made of a Teflon type of plastic that will wear out when the grease is no longer present. By now, the ball of the drum is probably grinding away at the metal support for the socket, thus the loud noise. At the same time the front seals are probably worn out. These two things combined is causing alot of friction keeping the drum from turning freely. The parts required to fix these issues are not that expensive. Getting the dryer apart to replace these items however is time consuming and easier with two people.
The top panel, control panel, front panel and the drum will all have to be removed.

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