US 10,889,933 B2
Clothes dryer and method of manufacturing clothes dryer
Gyu Min Choi, Suwon-si (KR); and Sam Young Jang, Suwon-si (KR)
Assigned to SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed on Feb. 22, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/283,075.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2018-0022220 (KR), filed on Feb. 23, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2019/0264377 A1, Aug. 29, 2019
Int. Cl. D06F 58/06 (2006.01); D06F 58/30 (2020.01); D06F 37/00 (2020.01)
CPC D06F 58/06 (2013.01) [D06F 58/30 (2020.02); D06F 37/00 (2013.01); D06F 2210/00 (2013.01); D06F 2222/00 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A clothes dryer comprising:
a cabinet having a rear plate formed with a bearing hole;
a drum rotatably installed inside the cabinet;
a shaft coupled to a rear wall of the drum and configured to rotate to transmit a rotational force to the drum; and
a bearing assembly having
a ball bearing supporting a rotation of the shaft, and having an inner ring and an outer ring positioned around an exterior of the inner ring,
a bearing housing inserted into the bearing hole and configured to house the outer ring, and
a bearing bracket coupled to the bearing housing through the bearing hole of the rear plate, so that the bearing housing and the rear plate are not separated during the rotation of the shaft.