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PartSelect Number PS264864
This top drum glide kit comes with the adhesive.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Used for installing felt and rubber seals on dryers.
1. Remove power cord from wall outlet. Unlatched the top lid of the dryer by pushing a flat screwdriver under the R & L sides where a metal clip on each side holds the top down. 2. Removed the yellow clip screwed onto the top frame. 3. Removed the front frame of the dryer by unscrewing the two screws holding the front frame on – one on either side.4. Mark w/ an (x) on same side of alignment for the 2 wiring connectors before separating them.5. Removed the front panel by tilting it forward & lifted to unlatch it from the 2 clips at the bottom of dryer. 6. Unwound the belt encircling the drum by releasing the tension between the tensioner roller & drive pulley. (Its better to remove back access panel at this time & do this at the back since I found it necessary to do this anyway when re-installing the new belt).7. W/ lifting motion, pulled the drum out from the plastic holder attached to the back of the dryer frame. Guided & completely removed the drum out of the dryer.8. Unscrewed the 3 screws holding the old big bearing to the back of the drum. 8. Unscrewed the 2 screws & removed the plastic that had held the bearing at back of the frame. 8. Installed the new bearing by screwing it to the back of the drum with 3 screws. Be careful not to strip screws. Used help to hold new bearing in place & aligned w/ screws. 9. From the front, installed the plastic holder to the back of the frame by 2 screws and put the ball bearing in-between holder & the metal strip retainer coming from the back of dryer. 10. Used the grease that came with the kit on the plastic holder & the big bearing at the back of the drum.11. Replaced w/ new belt then re-inserted the drum back into the body of the dryer frame, w/ lifting motion, re-inserted the bearing into the plastic holder. 12. Putting the belt into the drive & tension pulleys through the back access panel was easy but could be very hard to do if coming from the front.13. Had to replace the front panel's top felt w/ glides that holds the drum at the front w/ a new one. Really important to pay attention to where the plastic glides excess portion is facing (towards front panel), otherwise the front panel might not fit when you snap it back to place.14. Removed old felt remnants w/ blade scraper & sandpaper. Used adhesive that came w/ kit. Once tacky, put the new felt w/ glides on & used clamps to hold it in place.15. Waited for 2 hrs. (watched a movie) then re-installed front panel. Make sure that the drum (front) lid rides on top of the plastic glides.16. Latched bottom of front panel to the metal clips. Replace the 2 screws back into place holding the front panel. 17. Snapped the wiring connectors in place where the (x) marks align.18. Lowered the top panel & snapped it back into placeNote: All parts came w/ fast delivery & OEM fit - very satisfied! Took my time & on every chance I cleaned & vacuumed all areas of lint & dirt since the dryer hasn't been serviced for more than 10 years...
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I used the puddy knife at the top of the front panel seam. I pushed in the knife till I heard the top panel release. I then did the other side of the front panel till I heard the same sound.I now could raise the top of the dryer. Inside the front panel(on the left and the right) are two philips head screws that I loosened and took off, releasing the front panel,however I had to use the needle-nose pliers to take off two electr. connections to the door switch. After I took off the front panel, there it was ,THE PROBLEM. The top glide and bottom felt were shot and worn out. I did as the directions told me, and with a 1" chissal, I gently scraped off the old glide and felt, without scratching the metal. Cleaned off the residue of old glue with Goo-Gone. Now I put glue on the top part of the portal(which I marked before I removed it) waited a minute for it to get tacky and layed the new top glide on, gently pressing down to insure adhesion. It dried right away. I did the same with the lower felt glide.I did all the reinstallation of the panels in reverse order and everything fit perfectly and smoothly. I waited about an hour to make sure all was dried (glue) and turned it on.It was alittle stiff running at first, but then it ran smooth as silk and no more squeaking or burning of my clothes.Thank you partselect!!!!
Most time was spent on web looking for disassembly diagrams! But once I got it apart it was good. And I saved about $27.00 buying from this site! Putting together was easy, clamping down felt with glue on it so it would dry right and then putting front on with drum riding on the glid was the hardest. I also put synthetic grease on rear bearing. Fired it up after repair and my wife is back dring clothes again! Products were at my door 3 days after ordering at 11:30 pm at night!
Unplugged and raised the top of the dryer (This allows access to the screws that attach the front of the dryer to the body of the dryer). 2nd- removed the two screws inside the front and down approx 5 inches on each side of the front. Also remove the small plastic tie-wrap that holds the wiring to the top of the dryer. It will be on the right hand side if facing the front of the dryer. Unplug the two plastic wire plugs that attach the wiring to the controls. Use a flat screw driver to pry the front away from the body of the dryer (this will unattach clips that hold the front in place. Remove the felt guide. The factory glue will keep some of the felt attached to the housing. This is where I used the utility blade to remove the rest of the felt. Then I used the soft wire-wheel to remove the rest of the residue of the glue. Probably not necessary. I replaced the top felt first with the teflon guides on it. I used spring loaded clamps to hold it in place. The clamps were probably not necessary either because the glue holds very well. Next I replaced the lower felt. While the front of the dryer was removed this was a good time to use the nozzle on the sweeper to remove the lint that was built up inside of the dryer. Reverse your steps and put your dryer back in service. You may need to reach through the door to align the drum over the felt in order to re-attach the front of the dryer.
The only part of the this repair that I struggled with was researching how to pull the front and top of my dryer loose. A putty knife and good instructions solved the problem.I removed the guides and bottom felt from the diameter of the drum and cleaned the surface by scraping with a razor knife. I applied the glue and placed the new guides and felt along the drum, securing them with small clamps.I left the clamps in placed while I cleaned up the inside and behind the dryer.I reassembled the dryer and let it sit until the next day. All is well and our drawer are no longer being gobbled up!
The felt liner between the drum and the front door was worn out. The plasitc glides were all torn apart. Clothes would catch in the rim of the dryer.Anyways, just lift the lid and tilt the front of the dryer down (after unplugging the control panel). Although only the top of the felt was messed up, i replaced the whole thing. I used the paint stripper to take off the glue residue from the previous felt. Once it was clean it was easy to glue the felt pieces in place, easy reassembly and the dryer is good as new. The design of this dryer sucks. This is the 2nd time the felt was repaired. The first time cost well over $300.
Turns out the part was only $50, and the repair was easy as can be...1. Pop the top cover off, pressing the clips down with a flathead screwdriver.2. Remove the two screws that hold the front cover in place, and take the cover off.3. Remove the old glides and the felt they're attached to.4. Scrape off any remains of the felt and glue.5. Apply the glue they send with the part. Give it a minute to get tacky before you stick the new part on.6. Stick the new part on. Let it sit for a few hours before re-assembling the dryer.Thanks, PartSelect, for saving me a bunch of money, yet again!
used a putty knife to press in the font clips removed top then front panel . pulled off the old felt and glids what was left of them. then used a 2'' air grinder with a 3m scuff pad to remove the old glue and remaining felt then glued the new ones back in place gave it about 30mins to set up then put it back together and works good as new
*****I HIGHLY RECOMMEND buying both bottom felt and top felt with glides and replacing them as a pair. Do it now!!****First I removed the screws on the top of the control panel and lifted the control panel free. Next I pried the top cover off the drier. Reaching down inside the drier, I removed 2 screws holding the front panel in place (one on each side of the drum, screw heads are INSIDE the appliance) Then the front panel popped off toward the front, leaving the drum dangling inside the cabinet. I removed the old top felt and glides one piece) which had nothing left to them. I used a rag soaked with Acetone and a putty knife to remove the old adhesive and clean the mating surface. Following the supplied instructions (that came with the part) I glued the new piece in place. I reassembled the dryer and tested it out - I recommend giving all internal air ducts a good vacuuming while the dryer is apart - and everything seemed OK for a week. Then another article of clothing fell prey to the dryer, becoming lodged between the drum and front panel again. I suspect the culprit is the space BELOW the drum where the bottom felt is worn much more than the brand new felt just installed. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND buying both bottom felt and top felt with glides and replacing them as a pair.
Hardest part was getting the top off which ended up being quite easy, once I knew how. At the front of dryer, between the top and the cabinet, there are two spring clips that hold the top to the bottom. I could feel them with the putty knife but wasn't sure how to release them. Push on them with the blade of the stiff putty knife ... push hard and they will release. When the top was off I could see the screws that held the front. I unscrewed those, had easy access to the front glide that needed to be replaced. Pulled the old one off, followed the directions to glue the new one on, gave it about an hour to dry, reassembled and away we went. No more snagging.
removed top panel of dryer, then removed the outer panel where the door is. glued new drum glides on and now it works great
First you need two people to get dryer to a location with plenty of elbow room. Then we just followed the instructions on the parts page. At our residence we take the dryer apart at least once a year to give it a good cleaning. During the year lots of dust accumulates inside the dryer box. This time upper and lower felt needed replacing; it is an easy fix just remove the old parts and install new the ones. Removing the old glue was the only slow down, but don't hurry this step you want a good clean surface to glue new felt on. While repairing the felt we discovered the insulation was cut away on one wire leading to the gas igniter. We repaired the wire and reassembled the dryer. We used the dryer the next day and discovered the wire harness was not reconnected. Another reason to have 4 hands and four eyes for this repair.
Lifted top and removed front panel and cleaned old glue off. Put new glue on put seal used spring loaded cloth pins to hold till glue dried
Squeaking was coming from the back of the drum, not the glides. The hardest part was trying to figure out how to pull the drum out. With a little extra tug, the back pin of the drum lifted out of the socket. That was the cause of the sqeak. Just cleaned it up and added some grease and good as new. I noticed the front glides were worn and replaced it.
1. lift up the top of the dryer by releasing the 2 clips using a putty knife2. remove the 2 screws holding the front of the dryer to the cabinet3. Unplug the front panel wires4. lift off the front of the dryer5. remove the old glide and scrape off all old glue6. apply new glue, and put new glide in place. Hold with spring clamps for 30 minutes or so.
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