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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Customer: Douglas from Powell, OH
Glide bushings wore through and top of drumb ground through the front support bracket
Removed the Front panel (two philips screws) and then removed the front support bracket (4 hex nuts - two per side). New support bracket required the install of two front glide bushings which are comprised of a teflon like tab and a similar but smaller cork tab (no instructions or indications as to the order of placement) however most logical placement had the cork covered by the teflon tab). The teflon tab was riveted to the support assembly on each side with the supplied pop rivets. A plastic filter/air discharge chute was removed from the old support, cleaned to remove residual lint and years of collected garbage and then secured to the new support. The tumble drumb was easily aligned and matched to the front support as the support has alignment tabs which match the frame. While disassembled the entire unit was cleaned to remove copious amounts of lint and dust. On note - make sure the drive belt has not relocated in the tumbler groove located at the back of the tumbler - insufficient tension results and no tumbler action. Proper alignment will save you the re-removal of the front plate to access the belt. As this is a gas unit all fittings were re-attached and checked with soapy H2O to prevent an early forced remodel of the laundry room!