57 of 60 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair:More than 2 hours
ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
CustomerRaul from Fountain, CO
Loud noise & clothes hanging in drum.
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 place
Note: 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...
11 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyReally Easy
Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins
CustomerPhilip from Irmo, SC
Loud squeak/burnt edges of clothes
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!!!!
14 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair:1- 2 hours
ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers
CustomerBRENT from ST.AUGUSTA, MN
Squeeling when on
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!
7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair:1- 2 hours
CustomerJeffrey from Washington, PA
Replace upper drum-glide & felt. Also replaced lower felt
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.
4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins
CustomerDonald from Panama City Beach, FL
My dryer was eating our clothes. Clothes getting stuck in the front of the dryer between the drum and 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!