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$7.64

Drum Support Roller

This roller is for square-ported models and has a metallic bearing in its center. They are sold individually and most dryers use 2 rollers at the rear and it is recommended to repl...

$13.22

Multi-Rib Belt

At 93-3/8" in length, this flat dryer drum belt has 5 ridges and is 3/8" wide.

$3.91

Drum Glide

This drum glide is sold individually. ***Please Note: these should be replaced in pairs.

$4.46

Thrust Washer

$31.70

Lint Filter

***Note: This part no longer comes with the felt seal. This filter collects lint as it passes through the dryer vent.

$6.19

High Limit Thermal Fuse

Meant as a backup to a high limit thermostat, this fuse is typically set to trip at a higher temperature than that of a high limit thermostat. This is a one-time use fuse, so when it does trip, you do need to replace it. It's letting you know that something is wrong with your dryer.

$16.61

Idler Lever

The spring for this part is sold separately.

$2.70

Retaining Ring

Sold individually.

$12.38

Door Catch Kit

This kit comes in two pieces: the catch and the clip.

$16.61

Cylinder Felt Seal

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Drum not centered , clothes getting stuck in dryer

  • Customer: Chris from Hopedale MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 464 of 463 people found this instruction helpful
The first thing I did was to unplug the dryer from the wall. Then I removed the bottom two screws and slid the bottom cover off so i could see all the way to the back, I tipped the dryer back against the wall and searched for the problem with a flashlight. I noticed that one of the guide wheels that held the drum in place was sheared off. I took the new d... read more

The Felt Gasket between drum and door ripped, vent manifold from Dryer to fan and lint screen broken

  • Customer: Tim from South Glens Falls NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 458 of 458 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled the bottom panel and the door panel to replace the manifold and felt gasket around the drum. I removed old gasket very easily, it peeled right off. I use brake cleaning fluid (Spray Can from Auto Zone about $1.45) to remove old glue. Used spray contact cement (Elmer's about 4.50 at Ace) and sprayed the panel and gasket surfaces and let dry. I th... read more

Squeeling and grinding noise

  • Customer: Steven from Holderness NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 382 of 384 people found this instruction helpful
Wasn't the belt!! Changed it anyway. Should have come here earlier. That mistake added several days to the repair waiting for a second batch of the right parts. Became a pro at taking the dryer apart and reassembling, though! Easy job, just take your time and mark your wires, if you need to.
Followed other people's excellent instructions. Clean out al... read more