Dryer got very noisy (grinding sound), and would tear up items that got hung between drum and front panel

ApplianceAmana Dryer

ModelLE4317W2

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Socket set

Dwight From Healdton, OK

Jan 12, 2008

13 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the lower front panel, which is held in place by two screws at the very bottom. I found pieces of the worn out brackets in the bottom of dryer. I then located damaged brackets bolted under front of drum at about 4&8 oclock. each bracket is held in place by two small bolts from the back side. The bolts for the new brackets go back in from the front, which eliminated the problem of stripped out holes. It is helpful if someone can reach indryer and hold up front of drum while you are starting bolts in brackets, I found that the kid standing closest worked great. The exploded view parts list was great for finding what I needed. My old dryer works great again and it is as quiet as a new one. This was $24.00 that was very well spent.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Glide Felt Pad (Now subbed to Single Drum Glide Felt Pad)

Part Number: PS1610155

$3.91
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Glide Bracket Kit (Now subbed to Glide Bracket Kit)

Part Number: PS2003560

$39.21
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USE WPL 37001298 (Now subbed to Drum Glide)

Part Number: PS2039613

$4.41
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