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I am repairing my Whirlpool Gas Dryer Model wgd5540SQ0. I have removed the drum ,put in my defective part (Gas control coils) and ready to put it back together. I used a video and the gentlemen in the video merely places the drum on 2 wall mounted wheels into a groove on the drum and the drum remains in place. He then places the Drum drive belt on the drum and then places it thru the idler wheel onto the motor and is done. Question-- I cannot get the drum to sit in the wheels without it falling forward. What am I doing wrong ?

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

I think it's around 9 or 10 years old. The model I already provided is

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Model wgd5540SQo . Yes I plan to finish the job myself. I have repairing my own appliances for many years.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Thats it. I need the drum to sit without falling forward so I can put the drive belt. The drum cannot be constrained in any way.

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Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 11 months ago
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the drum just setting on the rear drum rollers will tlt to the front .then once you get the belt on it will still lean to the front until you get the dryer front on the drum front lip to then hold it in place.

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