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Needs a new balance wheel on the left as you face the machine. How do you replace the wheel. Dryer is a whirpool model LAI5521 gas dryer.

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    Hjalmer Lamminen May 11, 2010

    These are called rollers that the drum rides on.
    If a front loader then you need to remove the front panel by removing bolts .



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They usually sell these in pairs at an appliance parts store.

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