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Offline Defender

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Trick to replacing a drum in a dryer?
« on: February 24, 2011, 04:18:42 PM »
Hey folks,

I've got a Beaumark dryer that had some issues, so I took it apart and it seems to have a different set of issues now!

Seriously, I am trying to line up the drum and baffle to put back on the hub and I think I'd have more luck painting a mural at the bottom of the ocean.  I can't see the parts to line them up and it's driving me bonkers.  I currently have duct tape holding the baffle more or less in place on the end of the drum, but I can't seem to line up the drum and hub properly.  I am trying to peek through the other screw holes to see if I can line it up and I'm having no success whatsoever.

Any tricks, techniques or advice?  I'd hate to have to buy a new dryer simply because I can't get three little screws put in.

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Re: Trick to replacing a drum in a dryer?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 06:10:07 PM »
We must have a model number to help.
Many of these dryers are made on the Frigidaire format.
I believe some were G.E.
If you are referring to the heater baffle....it mounts to the rear wall with 4 scres.
The belt goes over the drum and you use the belt to lift and position the rear of the drum to set the drum support in the U shaped receiver mounted to the rear wall in the center of the baffle.
Once the drum support lines up...push downward on the rear of the drum to set it in place.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2011, 06:15:00 PM by jumptrout51 »
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Re: Trick to replacing a drum in a dryer?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 07:27:24 PM »
Model 66050429

It has three screws in the drum that go through the baffle and into the hub, and after several hours of screwing with it, it's now back on.  If I have to do that again, I'm fixing it with a twelve guage.

Now it appears I have knocked some of the wiring loose, probably when the top fell over the back of the machine a few times.  I have a friend with a multimeter coming over tomorrow to help me locate the problem, but if anyone has any suggestions on where to start looking, I'd appreciate it.

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Re: Trick to replacing a drum in a dryer?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 11:48:40 PM »
lay it on its back

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Re: Trick to replacing a drum in a dryer?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 09:31:23 PM »
Have you attached the hub to the drum first before setting it into the cradle laddy?

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Re: Trick to replacing a drum in a dryer?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 07:35:31 AM »
I realized afterwards that I could do it that way- after I spent hours putting the damn thing together the hard way!  :P

And, after all that, it looks like the motor needs to be replaced.  It never rains but it pours.  My dishwasher crapped out two days before the dryer went!

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Re: Trick to replacing a drum in a dryer?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 10:12:24 AM »
The heat drys out the bearings on these dryer motors. You could try to oil the bearings.
I use Zoomspout oil because it is safe for dryers and motors. Add a little bit to each cotton well and work the motor till it turns freely on it's own. It cold go a bit linger. Just depends on how thin them sleeve bearings are. The sleeve bearings have holes in them that allow oil to seep from the wells onto the motor shaft forming a thin film of protection between the shaft and bearing. Dry bearings tend to growl and grumble. They tell ya whats up. LOL
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Re: Trick to replacing a drum in a dryer?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 10:16:57 AM »
The first pic is a sleeve bearing.
2nd bench test the motor
3rd Zoomoil
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