Clothes were being marked up due to bad rear drum seal.

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Kevin From Charlotte, NC

Oct 03, 2009

3 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Unplug Cord of course.

I removed 2 screws holding the lint trap housing in place and pulled the top forward and up. I then lifted the front panel up and wiggled it a little and it came free and I put it aside. I got on the floor and removed the belt from the motor by lifting the tension pulley releasing the tension and pulling the belt sideways. The drum easily lifted out at this point and I placed it on some newspaper and towels I had placed on the floor in advance.

I then peeled of all the belt that would come off at this point and then took some paper towels and wet them with acetone and worked just few inches at a time so the acetone would not evaporate before I got the glue off. This went much quicker and easier than I dared hope. From there it was just a matter of applying an even bead of glue all around and quickly starting in one spot and putting on the new belt making sure it was all the way back and pulling it tight as it is only just long enough so you don't want to get to the end and wind up short and your glue already set.

I then gathered my $2.37 tip from the bottom of the dryer and vacuumed the lint that was there while I let the glue set some more.

Putting the drum back on was a tad tricky but not bad. Just concentrate on getting it between the idler wheels and the hub first. Make sure the lower wheel is pulled forward. I Used a small box and some cardboard to hold the drum at the right height while I put the belt back on although if you have some extra hands available now would be a good time to get them. Then having put the front panel within reach I pulled out the box and replaced the panel, lowered the top and replaced the screws, spun it by hand then tried it with power. All is good. Time about 45 min.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rear Drum Seal Kit

Part Number: PS334194

In Stock