Back again ... major frustration.
It started working and worked for a few days. Last night, it got really hot and the drum wouldn't turn with the motor. Smelled like burning rubber. The belt was not broken but the motor would turn the belt a little bit (but not the drum which was perhaps the burning smell). This morning, I was getting ready to pull it apart and it starting working again with the drum turning. When I opened the door, the drum stopped immediately. Is that normal or should it spin down a bit if it is moving freely?
I am back to the idea of friction being the cause of the drum not spinning freely enough, perhaps even the little tabs that go on the front to support the drum.
Is the felt seal for the front the same as for the back? It looks like it needs high temp adhesive. Is that the kind you get any any hardware store or is there something special?
Thanks for your help.