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PartSelect Number PS11746909
This metallic retaining ring is less than an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of metal.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I removed the screws from the back, ( top ) then i removed the door, then the front cover.. then the blower shroud, then the front tumbler. and the drum after that it was easy, This was easy to work on.
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Disconnected power and vent. Laid dryer on it's back, removed two philips screws near base of dryer. Lifted and removed front, removed four hex-head bolts and freed wires to door-latch switch.Pulled drum, pryed-off locking-clip on drum roller, replaced roller. New belt was a bugger, needed 4 hands, but girlfreind (whose dryer it is), plus illustration for belt was from rear of dryer which meant I had to reverse everything, no fun.
I ordered the retaining rings from PartSelect and by mistake I did enter the wrong address for the delivery. I got a notification that the parts were delivered. When I called PartsSelect they toll me not to worry, they send me a new shipment to the correct address immediately. I have to add the retaining clips used by PartsSelect or KitchenAid are substandard, they are not hardened enough to hold the load of the motor and bread dough. These clips keep on popping off and losing tension.
Found out after changing idler pulley and drum rollers that the clip had come off the old blower wheel and the snap ring was missing. Found the clip after installing the new blower wheel. Noise gone and dryer runs like new. The parts blow up diagram shows a retaining ring on the inside and outside of the blower wheel. The inside retaining ring can not be used because when the blower wheel is installed, the outside retaining ring can not be installed in the shaft groove.
It was nickle and dime. 2 screws off came the front cover. Turned the mechine around unbolted the shaft, installed the new one, done.
I read all of the reviews and what people used to fix the problems. I ordered a drum support roller and a shaft. I didn't realize you needed two of each. After taking everything apart, I didn't have the tool to take off the retainer ring around the shaft. I pryed off the ring, and replaced the support roller. The second roller looked worse so I replaced it with the other used roller. It took forever to get the ring on with out the correct tool. I did get the rings on with a needle nose pliers, but it doesn't have much tension left. The dryer sounds great. It did take me some time to figure out how the tension worked for the drum band, but I eventually figured that out. Now I bought the tool for the ring retainers, another new drum support roller and shaft, and I plan on installing them all some day soon. The ring retainer took most of the time as it kept flying off with the washer. Don't start the project with out the proper tool to install the ring, unless you a lot of time on your hands.
The process was pretty methodical. This is a washer/dryer stack unit, and the dryer is on top. I removed the top 2 screws on the dryer front cover, and pulled it down, while being careful of the connecting wires that are attached. I also removed the lower front panel (it angles in at the base), and pulled that out. There are a few plates to remove (one steel and one pale green) and as I removed them, I had labels for the screws on a few pages to keep track of where each screw and plate went. Then, finally, I removed the screws that held the main tumbler in place. There are four. From that point, pulling the tumbler out is relatively easy, as long as you turn it as you pull it out, so the belt can slip off. The only real problem I had was the expanding washer that holds the drum roller support from slipping off. It has to be pulled apart so that it can be removed from the roller shaft, and when I did it, the piece snapped off, and fell into the inside of the dryer bottom, and I had to hunt for it. But once that was done, I put the new roller support on, and it was completed. I didn't need the other parts. It was the Drum support roller that had rusted.
Disconnected dryer, took off front, took off screen housing, took belt off pulley and lifted out tub. Removed snap rings from roller shaft and removed rollers. Then removed roller shafts. Reversed procedure and added new shafts, rollers, washers, nuts and snap rings. Put tub in and put belt on pulley. Replaced auto dry sensor before replacing lint screen housing and connected wiring. Put front on and connented dryer. Be very careful when working with roller shafts. My wrench slipped and I ended up with 8 stitches in my right hand. The sheetmetal is sharp!
disassembled dryer and removed and replaced rollers and shafts and installed new belt while i was at it. very easy fix, ordered parts from PARTS ELECT.COM , excellent website with great views of my machine made it east to order correct parts.very fast delivery , will use partselect again! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Did an on-line search on Matag dis-assembly, pulled front panel, dryer drum, replaced idler pulley, rollers and belt. Also, vacuumed dryer cabinet , now the dryer works like new. This is an easy repair for anyone with any mechanical ability, and just basic tools.
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