I have a DG882 Dryer that is over 25 years old. I replaced the rear drum rollers and the front glide kit as part of a belt replacement over a year ago. Since then, the drum has gotten harder to turn and I have burned up 2 additional belts. The idler pulley spins freely and the machine doesn't make any extra sounds. Would you recommend replacing both the front and real felt to free up the drum?
ANSWER Hello Dave,
Since the front and rear seals put up little to no opposition to the drums rotation, I recommend checking the drum rollers and the idler pulley again. The use of softener sheets combined with even a slight exhaust duct restriction causes a deposit of animal fat to make the rollers shafts "sticky". This is usually the cause of the drum roller and idler pulley failures. You should also lubricate the glides with either baby powder or corn starch. These are both very good dry lubricants and will not stain any thing if it gets into the wash.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, March 27, 2013