I have disassembled the drum and unscrewed the three screws at the back of the drum to inspect the bearing. It does need to be replaced.
I am trying to re-attach the drum to the bearing with the three screws and cannot get the holes is the drum/shim plate/heat shield/bearing to align so that I can put the screws back in. Could you describe the procedure for this re-assembly?
Answer Midwest repairer,
There is no easy way to get the assembly back together but here is how you can try. Take 2 zip ties and align everything up and put the zip ties in 2 of the holes. Then you will be able to work the one hole left work it until you get it started but do not tighten it. Then remove one of the zip ties and work on getting the second screw in and then do the 3rd the same way. This is the best way to get it.
I purchased the rear drum bearing kit. How is the ground strap attached to the bearing. The kit came with a sheet of paper that shows the ground strap but it is not clear at all, it has a very poor picture.
Answer Hello Steve. install the ground strap over the end of the screw for bracket so that the metal clip on ground strap touches end of the drum shaft. Secure the ground strap with the special fastener provided.
My dryer works fine, but when it's on it makes a very loud screeching sound. I was told it needs new pads. What part is this?
You would most likely need the drum glide WE03X10007 which is located around the front of the drum. If the glide is damaged or missing it will cause a screeching type of noise. It could also be possible that the drum bearing [AP3042531] is bad and needs to be replaced. The drum bearing is located off the back of the drum and is like a ball that allows the drum to spin.
I have a Frigidaire dryer, and used "Liquid Wrench high temperature disc & drum brake wheel bearing grease, to lubricate the rear bearing and seat cup on the back of the dryer drum. The grease has a dropping point of 500 degrees F. Will using this grease cause a problem?
Answer Hello Tom,
Lubricating the rear drum bearing should not hurt anything as long as you never apply too much since it can drip down into the heating element area. This would cause a rather dis-tasteful odor and possibly contribute to the premature failure of the heating element.
Where is the rear drum c-clip located pertaining to the bearing?
Answer Hi Alex. The clip is at the very back. Remove the Ground strap that straddles the bearing. You pop it off the c-clip with a screwdriver to be able to pull the inner drum out. It is better to replace the whole drum bearing assy. part # WE25M40. It comes with the drum shaft and instructions. Since you have to get in there anyways and all parts wear out together. Thank You.
What is a c-clip?
Answer Charlie, a C-Clip is a clip shaped like a C that holds items/parts together. Thanks!