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Author Topic: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?  (Read 12002 times)

Offline ZzzonkOwl

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How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« on: June 27, 2014, 03:58:34 PM »

How do you keep the dryer drum from falling forward?  My model is Roper RED4440VQ1.  Drum support rollers and belt are in place, but it still falls forward. 
Thank you so much.  This is driving me insane.

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 04:48:32 PM »
Sounds like you don,t have belt on pulley right.Watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrqgw02s3r8

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 04:54:22 PM »
Or do you mean it falls forward before you get the front of the dryer back on?
If so you need to hold the drum in place well you install the front of the dryer.
I hold the drum in place with my left hand by placing my hand at the top rear of the drum and use my right hand to put the front back on.

Can be a bit tricky, but I have done it this way hundreds of times over the years. If nothing else get a helper so you have a extra set of hands.

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 05:24:41 PM »
Really?  In all these videos I've been watching, it just sits in place by itself, without having to put the front back on. 
Are you sure that's okay?

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 05:35:09 PM »
Just sharing how I do it. Maybe there is a better way, but don't think it's any big deal to help hold it in place well you put the front back on.

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 05:50:43 PM »
on most dryers I get the drum in place with the belt around it , then looking through the drum I turn it slowly making sure it is seated on the rollers and the felt seal is correct then I get the belt around the motor pulley and tensioner , generally at that point it stays pretty much in place and the front end only drops slightly, I then just slide the front on.

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 05:52:06 PM »
Basically the drum would completely fall off if it didn't have the sides of the dryer to hold it up a little bit!

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 05:57:59 PM »
In the picture I don't see the belt.Are you putting it to far forward? That would pull it down.

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 06:06:53 PM »
Nope, I put it on the little belt track mark.

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2014, 09:46:36 AM »
They always tip down a little. I wouldn't worry about it as long as it works after it is put back together.

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2014, 09:49:52 AM »
It's not just a little...it would fall out if the sides of the dryer didn't stop it.  So I should try to just put the front back on and see what happens?  Thanks so much for all your help, guys!

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2014, 09:58:39 AM »
You sure you got belt on the pulley Right?? What are the part numbers for the parts you are putting in?
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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2014, 10:03:17 AM »
Yup :)  I made sure.  At first I thought the belt was stretched from maybe too large of loads, but I saw it doesn't stretch, it will just rip if it's broken.

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2014, 10:16:41 AM »
can you get a photo of your belt routing (around the motor and idler pully)and post that?

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2014, 10:20:10 AM »
Sure just a minute :)

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2014, 10:23:16 AM »
Here you go.  I looped it, went under the white wheel and around the motor part.  Is it correct?

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2014, 10:30:25 AM »
Looks good put the front on you should be alright.

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2014, 10:31:34 AM »
you are good there, so just tilt the drum back on the drum rollers place the front cover on and get it lined up. Once the front is on, you can test it by grabbing one of the baffles inside the drum and give it a spin. There is going to be some resistance because you are spinning the drum, drum rollers, belt and motor.

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2014, 10:31:51 AM »
Whats the part number of that belt?

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Re: How do you keep a dryer drum securely in place?
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2014, 10:33:31 AM »
Okay.  I'm gonna try it!  Let you know in a bit.  Thank you!
Actually...maybe you could tell me what my problem is.
My dryer just died on me.  It makes a clicking sound when I turn the timer knob...kinda feels like a quick, low hum.
I was checking the belt, but could it be the motor or some sensor?

Part number--is it on the belt?  The washer is a Roper Dryer Model RED4440VQ1