dryer drum loose

Old 04-02-03, 11:15 AM
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dryer drum loose

We installed a dryer maintainance kit, with new rollers,belt etc. and also replaced the rear drum seal.
The problem is that the drum falls foward leaving a gap at the top and back. approximately 5/16 wide.

All advice greatly appreciated.
Old 04-02-03, 08:20 PM
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Not sure what may be causing the problem and where you mean what falls "foward leaving a gap at the top and back"

My assumption is the drum. If that is the case, the drum is not supported correctly in the front lower half. The drum is supported by a front support on the back inside of the door panel.

Kindly provide more detailed information about the exact problem with the dryer. In depth and detailed information regarding the problem helps to explain the situation your dealing with in a manner that allows myself and or other professionals to offer the best possible helpful solutions, suggestions and professional advice.

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Old 04-03-03, 11:59 AM
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We have reviewed the installation procedures and we believe we have done everything correctly.
The drum appears to be resting properly on the front support and rear rollers.

When the drum is held up square to the the rear bulkhead, there is a small gap between the front of the drum and the front seal around the inside diameter of the drum. (approx. 1/8 ).
Also, it seems there is too much movement
from front to back, as if the drum is too short.
We can not get the drum to fit snugly to the rear bulkhead and be supported sufficiently in the front. The front seal seems fine.

When rotating the drum, it rotates eccentricly.

Here are URLs to photos of the inside of the drum, showing the problem-
Here you can see it fits fine at the bottom of the drum, the gap is at the top-

We used a dryer maintainence kit that was for all 29" dryers, it wasn't specific to our brand (KitchenAid), could the non-OEM parts be the problem?

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