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DLL3980SAM Hotpoint Dryer - Overview

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$6.69

Drum Bearing Slide - White

This is a drum bearing slide, also known as bearing drum slide, glide, or pad, that is fitted to a dryer. The slide functions by supporting the front drum as the drum rotates. This...

$4.12

Drum Bearing Slide - Green

The drum slides give support to the front of the dryer drum. As they start to break down it may cause your dryer to make noise or not dry clothes in an appropriate amount of time. This item is sold individually. You will need to purchase two as there are two located in your dryer. They attach to the outer-most sides of the bearing. The manufacturer recommends replacing both slides at the same time. Use this as an opportunity to clean out the lint and dust in the dryer to keep your machine running smoothly. This is a genuine replacement part that comes directly from the manufacturer.

$4.54

D-Shaped Knob Insert Clip

This clip ensures that the knob is securely fastened to the control shaft, allowing you to properly select the correct time and setting for your dryer. If your dryer will not start...

$51.71

Rear Drum Bearing Kit

This rear drum bearing kit includes a shaft, ground strap, bearing, seven screws, and installation instructions. The bearing plate comes with a slot in it for the ground strap. This part helps keep your dryer running as smoothly as possible with as little noise as possible by supporting the back of the dryer drum and reducing friction as the drum rotates. Over time, your drum bearing will wear out, cause your dryer to be noisy, and you will have to replace it. There may be some sharp internal parts, so be sure to wear work gloves during repair.

$10.88

Door Handle - White

This part is on the outer door of the dryer.

$10.23

Drive Belt

This belt has a length of 87 inches, width of 1/4”, flat, with 4 ridges.

$18.14

Idler Pulley Wheel

A dryer's idler pulley wheel serves to help the belt to rotate the drum.

$3.71

LATCH DOOR

This door latch is designed for your dryer, and is mounted to the dryer frame. The door latch holds the door of your dryer closed while the machine is operating. If your dryer door is not catching on the door strike, and will not stay closed, you may need to replace the door latch. This part is square in shape, and is approximately 3/4-inch in length, by 3/4-inch in width. The part is made of white plastic with a metal tab. To access the door latch, you will need to remove the top and side panels on your dryer. To complete this repair, simply pop the damaged door latch out of position, and snap the new one into place.

$11.69

Interlock Switch

The interlock switch may also be referred to as a belt switch. This part is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the appliance from operating when the door is open. This is a p...

$16.12

Door Switch

A door switch is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the dryer from operating when the door is open.

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dryer belt broke

  • Customer: Matt from La Belle, MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 134 of 154 people found this instruction helpful
first I took the dryer apart 1st thing i did was unplug the power supply (safety first) then I removed the top of the unit then removed the front cleaned all the lint from the inside of the cabinet I found the proper belt size on part select.com the next day I had my dryer belt delivered (which cost 1/3 the price of the local repair shop price)
then I ... read more

The dryer drum turned ok, but the gas heat did not start.

  • Customer: Gary L. from Freeport, IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 93 of 126 people found this instruction helpful
First I found and watched three videos on how to open the dryer and replace the igniter.
Then I opened the dryer, but I did not remove the belt as suggested in the video, and then I removed the ignitor and flame detecter as the videos had shown.
I got on-line and ordered the new parts from PartsSelect in the afternoon and had them in my hands the ... read more

The dryer door handle broke off.

  • Customer: Jim from North Richland Hills, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 66 of 83 people found this instruction helpful
I pried out the remaining pieces of the handle out of the door with a screwdriver. When the new part arrived, I snapped it into place and it was done. It fit perfectly. read more