Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
I had previously removed the front cover to try to identify source of squeak. I suspected drum support roller, and found WD-40 on roller stopped squeak for a while, but it would return. I ordered replacement roller and shaft. To repair, I removed front cover, then front support piece holding tumbler, then pulled out the tumbler (after pulling off belt). I was able to remove shaft snap pin (after buying tool), then old drum support roller, and finally shaft with wrench. I screwed in new shaft, inserted new roller, and replaced all parts. Getting the belt back on in the right way was a little tricky. I would reach under tumbler with right hand and pull on tensioner with pinky while pushing belt around drive pulley with thumb. I first had belt running through the wrong path so it made a bad noise. I fixed that, then shortly it came off idler pulley when running. Finally I got it on, apparently correctly, as it now seems to work fine, and more smooth and quiet than I ever remember. You have to lean close to even tell its running. Very happy now!!