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The drum on my hotpoint VTD20 dryer is not not sitting level which has caused it to wear a small hole in the back plate. i would like to know how to fix it as it could just need a new bearing or bracket and therefore i would be able to fix it myself.

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The carbon brush on the back has worn out its square and about 13mm x 13mm this wears and causes the drum to drop and grindwould suggest a complete shaft kit cost is about 15 pounds from local spares shop or online hope this helps will sound like new once this is done regards jason please leave feedback as alot of people dont.

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