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How do I remove the drum to change the bearings ?

How can I fix my LG Intellwasher?
I think I need to change the bearing on the drum as they sound very dry and loud, I think the water seal in the drum must have worn.

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Check the weight on the top to see if it's slack.
Open the door and with your palm upward put it on the edge of the drum.
Lift it until the weight comes on. Is there a lot of movement?
Press down on the inner drum and swing it side to side, does it sound/feel rough?
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