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AEQ6500CFG0 Frigidaire Dryer - Bad bearing sleeve?

BLL78

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Joined
Feb 27, 2020
Messages
1
Location
Canada
Model Number
AEQ6500CFG0
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
More than 10 years
I am trying to repair my Frigidaire Affinjty dryer (AEQ6500CFG0) after it was squeaking for too long. It sparked one day when my wife tried to use it so I decided to try and repair it myself.

I diagnosed it as the rear bearing sleeve and confirmed by the amount of wear on the part. When I opened it up I discovered the heating coil also busted in two. So I got new coil and bearing kit. The first bearing kit I got, the bearing hitch slid right into the sleeve with no resistance at all, so it just hung there.

I got a replacement sent out and now the hitch fits more snugly, but the front of the drum is sitting on the blower and is not suspended in the air, so it doesn't have the room to spin.

My question is do I have another defective sleeve or is there a step I'm missing here. Should the hitch sleeve support all the weight and keep the drum in the exact spot it should be in? I'm totally new to this so would appreciate any help.
 

rickgburton

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but the front of the drum is sitting on the blower and is not suspended in the air,
You need to install the front panel. The drum opening rides on the upper and lower felt seals around the door opening.
 
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