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PartSelect Number PS1148434
This 87-3/4" long dryer drum belt goes around the dryer drum and the pulley to rotate the drum once motor is activated.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I disassembled the dryer as described in many of the other repair stories. One tip that I would like to share is to test the motor prior to assembly. I did this by removing the idler pulley and getting the drive belt clear of the motor pulley. Unfortunately I had already disassembled the top and front of the dryer so I had to jumper the door switch to test the motor. If you do it in this manner be very careful to ensure no wiring is shorted or going straight to ground. I found that my motor was shot and replaced it at the same time as doing the other repairs. I used a small magnet to hold the grounding ball in place while replacing the drum bearing, this worked very well and I was able to quickly assemble the parts without an "extra set of hands."
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unplug dryer. removed rear top screws. remove and support dryer top. remove front panel screws and panel. clean off old drum glide apparatus. install new glide. install belt. reverse all processes. plug in dryer and test.
First I removed the top, custom on mine, as it was originally stacked. Then two screws inside near the top come out, and the front was pulled out at the top and lifted off the clips at the base. Best access to the belt tensioner is to remove the air intake panel on the back. With the belt off the tensioner and motor pulley, the drum can be lifted up and out through the front after removing three screws from the inside that hold the drum to the bearing assembly. The original screws are #2 square/phillips combo, better to reuse than the new phillips only ones if a square drive bit is used. Then the bearing assembly comes off by removing two screws from the back. For reassembly, there is a steel ball that goes in under the plate in the back. It sits in a hole in the plastic shell of the bearing assembly to help align it. I stuck it in place with grease from the bearing kit, and used my knee to hold the plate over it while holding the bearing assembly with one hand and starting the screws with the other. The basket seal and drum glide felt were peeled off. Repeated soaking with a citrus based goo remover, scraping with a putty knife, and a little scrubbing with an abrasive plastic pad got the old glue off. A rinse and quick wipe with acetone prepared the surface for the new adhesive. It only needed a minute to get tacky, before the new seal and glide were stuck on.
opened top .removed drum then replaced bearing kit.added a new belt .only made sense to do so.
Parts Select has my high praise! Everything from the ease of the on-line ordering system to the video on how to install the parts (very well done!!) to the quick deliver...all was very impressive. My wife thinks I'm pretty cool that I was able to pull this repair job off and I definitely will come back if I need another part! Thanks for helping this "weekend warrior" shine! Bruce.
Removed the top and front of dryer. Removed the old bearing and held the new bearing in place while my husband tightened the bearing into place......easy......now the dryer runs quiet again.
Remove the top by using a putty knife and pressing in the tabs on either side. Open front door and remove three screws on inside of drum. Lift drum up and off of the bearing guide/hanger. I removed the motor cover, lower rear left and took a picuture of how it was threaded through the spring pulley system before removing the drum. I replaced the belt while I had the drum out. I also replaced the felt guides while I was in there. There are several good appliance sites out there - I really liked the Appliance guru. Try it out. You will be happy.
I had to remove the top cover from the washer and transfer and move some brackets, then I stacked the dryer on the washer, and installed screws to hold unit down supplied in the kit. The dryer had the original belt. I rempved the front cover, slid the belt off and re strung the new one.
removed drum & replaced bearing, belt & shaft - reassembled
The directions for repair were easy and straight forward.The repair was quick but extra time was needed for the adhesive to dry. The dryer has been working like a charm ever since, although it seems slightly out of balance now and makes a squeaking noise while turning. I checked the adjustable feet and one is stuck. Seem like a quick liquid wrench project.
First I pryed up the top cover then opened the access cover on the rear to remove the belt from the drum. Next I removed the front of the dryer to have access to remove the drum. I then removed the 3 screws that hold the drum to the rear drum bearing assembly and pulled the drum through the front of the dryer. I then removed the bearing and proceded to remove the ground ball and reassembled in reverse steps.
Printed out what others said, took pictures of everything as I took it apart. I went slow. It all worked the first time I put it back, WOW!Be careful if you are working with a gas line, use two wrenches to disconnect, less stress on the pipe.
first turn off breaker and unplug dryer !!! popped open top of cabinet pushing in on 2 clips with butter knife then removed the front panel,2 phillips screws then pull out on top until 2 spring clips pop out, remove 2 wires from door switch move to side. remove motor access panel lower rear 2 phillips screws. unplug wire clip from motor, push belt tensioner to right,undo belt from motor pulley and tensioner , then undo 1 snap clip from cradle holding motor go to front of dryer remove 2 phillips screws from blower houseing to base. unscrew senser from front of houseing then carefully lift slightly on front of drum and pull blower houseing and motor out as one. hold motor shaft still and unscrew blower wheel from motor shaft, install new motor do not overtighten blower fan you will break it slide belt off drum put new belt on makeing sure grooves are against the drum. slide motor assembly back in put motor back in cradle in rear and reinstall clip, screw down blower assembly in front, reinstall belt on motor pully and tensioner and clip wires back on motor. put front panel back on making sure not to damage felt on front of drum, rotate drum by hand several full turns clockwise to make sure belt tracks properly, reinstall wires on door switch and all screws and rear cover plug in turn breaker back on and test
flipped up the top of dryer, turned it 180 so it sat on the washer. next I took out the two screws that held the front panel on. panel popped off and drum came up and then out of bearing assembly. two screws and the bearing assembly came off; it was melted and deformed. The metal on the back of drum was also deformed and worn oblong. then it was back together taking the old piece off watching how it was on the dryer and putting the new one on the same way.
Replaced upper and lower felt bearings. Lubed the drum bearing. The help on this site was great for doing the repair.
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