Worn felt drum seals

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMDG9806AWW

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Chris From Glen Cove, NY

Feb 05, 2014

I highly recommend inspection/repair of the felt drum seals when performing the belt replacement or any other repair. The felt is not glued into place. You need to gently lift each individual metal tang on the felt supports to remove the old felt. Gently prying the tang from the felt side with a screwdriver works well. (don't bent the tang too far, just enough to remove the old felt. Once the old felt has been removed, install the new felt by placing the felt in position under the tang, and press the tang back into position. The rear felt should be started clockwise, and the front felt started counterclockwise. This is to insure the overlap of the beginning and end of the felts are correct (the drum rotates clockwise). The felts need to be flared out (flexed over the metal tangs) to allow the drum to be re-installed. You will have to kind of fight the drum back into position, as the new felts are not worn in. (Don't forget to put the drive belt around the drum before installing the drum and the front ring!) Reassembly of the drum and front ring will be somewhat difficult. The felt will be pushing against the drum. Once the drum and front ring are re-installed in the cabinet, make sure the drum seals are properly set by pushing the felt outward along the drum's outside edge from inside the dryer. The side of the felt should rub against the drum. You should not see the top edge of the felt.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Felt Seal

Part Number: PS2035631

$8.07
In Stock

Multi-Rib Belt

Part Number: PS2036214

$17.81
In Stock