Front Glide Kit

PartSelect Number PS1804752

This front glide kit comes with a blue plastic glide, a brown cork pad, and two metallic rivets. Two kits are required per appliance. Also, a rivet tool is required for this kit - purchase locally.

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:

  • Unusual Noise.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • Will not start.
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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerStephen from Port Jefferson NY

Squealling clothes dryer.

Undid two screws in lower front of dryer and popped off front. Removed screws holding lint screen duct and brackets supporting tumbler and removed duct and tumbler quite easily. Pulled, cleaned and oiled rear rollers, replaced front glides, and thoroughly cleaned exhaust duct of lint. Put new belt into position on the roller before sliding tumbler back in, then pulled belt over tumbler as it went in. Be careful to follow belt path directions correctly.
Key to this repair was obtaining the parts so easily from Parts Select.com. Ordered at 2pm and had them 2pm the following day. Unbelievable! These machines are relatively simple to keep running when the parts are available so easily. Thanks for great service.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerHUMBERTO from JACKSONVILLE FL

It was making loud noise like grinding

THE CHEAPEST WAY OUT IS BELT TENSION PULLY AND TWO TEFLON GLIDER AND IT COMES WITH RIVITE IT ONLY TAKES 30 MINUTE AND I SUGEST TO REPLACE THE BELT

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerSteve from Windsor Locks CT

Noisy drum opreation

Opening the cabinet allowed for a through examination and listing of the worn components: 1 defective idler and mounting shaft, 1 worn drive belt, 2 sagging felt seals, 1 worn glide surface, 1 dead light bulb. Replacement parts arrived in two days. After a through vacuuming, reassembly was a snap. Both roller/shafts and glide pads were replaced as matched pairs. Unit operates now as factory new. I am not a trained repair person but simple logic, sufficient care, and attention to a clean assembly routine is all it took.

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  • Front Glide Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerEric from Baton Rouge LA

Dryer made a loud screeching noise when running.

Replaced the glide bearings on the front of the dryer since the bearings were worn and the front of the tub showed signs of wear. This did not fix the screeching noise. Turns out it was the belt idler pulley. It spun freely and without making noise when I spun it with my finger. However, when I placed a little tension on it and spun it slowly I was able to duplicate the noise. I removed the roller and lubricated the arm it rides on. It hasn't made the noise since.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerAustin from Cupertino CA

Rumbling / groaning noise when dryer starts

I thought the noise was coming from the rear belt / pulley system, but found it was from the front blower wheel.

First phase: disassemble to figure out problem -- found the front glides were worn and tumbler belt was old & cracked and noise was from blower wheel. Vacuumed out tons of lint. Ordered parts. Had to order rivet tool & ring pliers (tools cost $25 including shipping). One hour.

Final phase: Disassemble & drill out glide rivets -- attach with new rivets (easy). Replaced blower wheel & belt (easy). One hour.

Runs great -- no noise. Cleaning helped drying ability. Videos were key. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO UNPLUG! I didn't & nearly welded my fingers to the chassis.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerJoshua from Newport RI

Squealing/sqeeking noise when in use

Repair went very smoothly and was just as described. Total repair took 40minutes start to finish and I was amazed on how much lint was in the dryer and needed to be vaccuumed out. I recommend this site and it was very helpful. - Josh

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerWilliam from Elizabethtown PA

Excessive noise from tumbler

Removed Front Panel, Filter/Drum Support and tumbler. Noted metal shavings inside cabinet on my right side. Found right front glide strip completely gone and left side deteriorated. Also spun rear drum rollers and noted noise and slight wobble on right side. Removed snap rings, washers and rollers and examined both shafts. No scoring noted so I cleaned them with mineral spirits. Used excellent website tools to rapidly identify parts needed and placed order. Parts arrived second day (w/ standard shipping option). Installed drum support wheels using new washers from kit (discarded old,thinner ones) and reused snap rings. Moving to front support, drilled out old rivets (4) from front glides with 1/4 inch bit. Inserted cork portion first followed by metal piece (I think it was teflon)and installed the rivets. Two observations here. First there were no instructions and, since my old guides were completely gone, I had to guess at the orientation. There is a pertruding tab on both pieces which I oriented to toward the drum. Once it is in its pretty obvious that the orientation is correct but you might ponder it for a minute or so. Second, one of my rivets didn't flatten out completely (probably operator error). I'm pretty sure there would have been plenty of clearance but I drilled it out and replaced it anyway. Bottton line, having a couple of extra rivets on hand might not be a bad idea. Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly. The biggest issue will be the drive belt. Since I have replaced mine before (twenty five years old and two kids with cloth diapers -- its had alot of use) I draped the belt over the back portion of the drum before I re-install the tumbler unit. Get a helper or a piece of wood to support the tumbler and then reach over the top to position the belt. Now the tough part -- especially if you have big hands like mine. You need to reach in and fish the belt onto the motor pulley and then the tensioner. It may take two or three trys but you'll get it. Then I loosely installed the front drum support. At this point rotate the drum by hand to position the belt and run your hand around the inside of the tumbler to check the felt seal front and back. Tighten the front drum support, reinstall the front panel and you are done.
Note. I chose to do everything from the front. There is a panel in the rear that will give you access to the motor. If you have the room and and can get easy access to the rear panel, it will make installing the belt easier. I don't so I chose to work everythig from the front. Timewise I suspect it is about even.

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  • Front Glide Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerKatherine from Roanoke VA

On our maytag dryer, the drum rests on rollers in the back and 2 smooth glides on the front. The glides had worn down completely causing the metal drum to rub against the metal rim of the dryer as it turned. We discovered the problem because metal shavings were causing dark orbital shaped marks on

Took the front and the lint catcher off the dryer to expose the front of the drum and the glides. On our dryer the drum rests on a roller in back and smooth glides in front which are held in place by rivets. these glides had worn down to the metal so that the drum was grinding against the metal ridge as it turned. Drilled out the existing rivets using a 1/8" drill bit. Took out remains of old glides and inserted new. Rivets came with the kit and it was easy to assemble. Put it all back together and now the dryer works beautifully!!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

Customerfrank from merritt island FL

Fan broken and glide worn out

parts came in very fast-2days. repairs were uncomplicated--dryer now runs well.

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  • Front Glide Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLawrence from Charlestown NH

Front glides were worn out. Originally added lubrication but drum tilted because the glides were vcompletely gone.

Removed front door (2 screws).
Removed front panel (the component that held the glides}. that required removal of 5 screws.
Cleaned it and removed old rivets and ends of glides.
Installed new glides and pop riveted them in.
Re-assembled panel and door and all is well.

Thanks

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerLillian from Nichols NY

The drum was hard to turn by hand and the dryer ran with a lot of noise.

The key points to a complex repair:
Unplug the power cord and don't touch the plug conductors.. it's 220 VOLTS!!! Also I use safety glasses, just a thought.
Take the small cover off the back and make a drawing right on the back of the dryer or inside the cover of how the drive belt runs off the drum to the motor and around the idler pulley. When you put it back on don't put it around the back of the metal bracket. It goes between the bracket and the puley. When you get the front off and the drum out clean the lint out of the motor. The rollers go together dry no oil or grease. Don't leave the drive belt on the floor when you put the dryer back together. A wedge on the floor under the front panel will help lift it in place.
Good luck. And don't put your hands in the dryer when it's running.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerEben from Clinton CT

Drum turned wit dificulty

Followed the directions in your video. ( should have viewed it first as it would have saved me time.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerAlan from Huntington Beach CA

The dryer was making a grinding metal on metal sound when running

I removed the front panel of the dryer and the assembly that holds the tumbler in place to see what was causing the grinding noise. After seeing some worn parts I went on partselect.com and entered the model number of my dryer. I was provided with diagrams that told me which parts needed to be replaced. I watched the repair video for the Front Glide Kit which was VERY helpful. I ordered 2 front glide kits and a drum felt seal on a Sunday afternoon and paid for overnight shipping. I verfied that my parts shipping first thing on Monday and had them by Tuesday morning. I completed the repairs when I got home from work on Tuesday. There was no repair video for the drum seal but the repair descriptions from the other customers were helpful enough to guide be through. The hardest part of the repair was putting the assembly that holds the tumbler back in place. It took me about 15-20 minutes to get it in place and get the felt seal tucked outside of the tumbler. Once I got it all back together (nice to have to video to make sure I got everything back correctly) I plugged it in and turned it on...ah, a nice quiet dryer again! Thanks PartSelect! It's nice to save money AND repair things myself easily and correctly.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerBrian from Arlington TX

This old dryer was making a scraping noise

I removed the front panel, drilled out the worn glider plate's rivets and riveted the new plates on. It was easy. However its too late for this worn out dryer. I've replaced, belts, pulleys, wheels, gas valves, ignitor elements, humidistats, lamps, felt rings, and even the whole motor. This baby has just seen too much action and its time for a new dryer.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerRobert from Pink Hill NC

Rear drum rollers wore to the point of high pitch noise

Pulled belt off of motor,then laid dryer on back side to take screws holding front panel loose. Once front panel was off, took other front piece loose,then drum out of housing.Removed heating element with removal of two screws. Removed back panel that has roller assembly on and replace roller kit. Reinstall heating element.Took new belt and tape to drum in three different places where the old belt traveled ( just follow the path of the old belt on drum).Reinstall dryer at upright position after assembly is complete on front. Return to back of dryer and reinstall belt.Slowly turn belt to remove tape from drum and belt. .

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