Rear bearing assembly failed and damage heating element

ApplianceKenmore Dryer

Model417.********

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Zaya From Weaverville, CA

Jun 24, 2009

20 out of 22 people found this instruction helpful

Removed top using a butter knife to release the two tabs in the front(between the top and the front). Removed the front(two screws from the inside. removed rear louver panel(four screws). reached in through rear panel and released belt. removed drum assembly and change out, bearing assembly drum and bushing assembly in the back panel, being sure not to forget the grounding bearing(had my 9 year old give me an extra hand to hold the ball bearing on the back..
Replaced the slider felt on the drum and the belt since i had it apart. Also replaced the seal from the front panel to the blower motor.. while it was apart i cleaned the inside with bleach and a rag. reasembled a tryed it out. Run like a new dryer- Nice and quiet.- It had been sqeeking for months before the it stopped working. the time it took to fix it was a lot less hassle than it would have been to buy a new and get rid of the old one. And it saved me money. I love saving money!! I would recomend partsselec.com t.good prices,fast shipping, got what i needed. What more can you ask for..

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element Assembly

Part Number: PS418120

$70.84
In Stock

Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Part Number: PS459829

$21.93
In Stock

Front Upper Felt Seal with Adhesive

Part Number: PS832644

$13.81
In Stock

Seal

Part Number: PS975849

$29.57
In Stock

Drum Belt

Part Number: PS1148434

$10.20
In Stock

Front Drum Glide (Now subbed to Drum Glide)

Part Number: PS5574052

$20.00
In Stock