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PartSelect Number PS418119
This multi ribbed belt is flat and but has four ridges. This belt is 87-3/8 inches in length and is 1/4 inch wide.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
First and foremost, I read the repair reviews here at parts source and found that a) Other people had the same symptoms, b)following their repair tips made it super easy.What I would add to previous reviews is to pull the front off or the little acces grill in back and check to see what kind of belt you have. According to the model #, It showed the wide flat belt when in fact I had the smaller ribbed belt. Glad I checked before ordering.A few things that will make your life easier is once you have the old upper guide/seal removed, put down the glue then use several med sized plastic spring clamps to hold the seal in place while the glue sets up, (@ 20-30 min). Their cheap and you should have some around anyway. When replacing the seals I would go ahead and replace the belt too. It's cheap and if your machine is 5+ yrs old probably is worn. Total cost of repair was about $60 (inc shipping). Took about 1 hr 20 min total time. Most of that time was scrapping the old seal material/ glue off the dryer front. Actual disassembly and repair maybe 1/2 hour. Other little tip is the clips for the lid of dryer is to use a flat screwdriver and gently push straight in until it's compressed enough to release the lid, it will pop up when pushed in far enough. That one took me a while to figure out.Thanks to Part Select for such a helpful site. My dryer is like new again.
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I was getting brown spots on my clothing since I bought this used dryer. Went to partselect.com Fine with me, but not my wife and daughter! Anyway, after ruling out rust, I ended up here and found Randy's story - without it, I'd be lost! Basically, the felt seal crushes over time, and clothing gets caught in the gap stuck against this nasty old brown felt and leaves a mark.Replacing the belt was a very good idea, though as mentioned, the drum support bearing is just a "nice to do" - not necessary, but it gives you the excuse to re-grease it (I used a thick Molly impregnated grease from my motorcycle).The only other advice I can give is that I used a chisel to scrape off the old felt - it came off in very little time, and I didn't end up needing to really do much cleaning of the drum afterwards. Just use a sharp one you're not afraid to dull - it'll be metal-on-metal contact.Using the spring-loaded clamps that you can get from the hardware store was also a huge help - it just needs to keep the upper glide stuck to the drum for the 30 minutes for the glue to cure - I used 6, but 3 would work. The bottom seal doesn't need them as the felt will tend to stick to the drum when the glue is applied.You might not NEED to replace the lower seal, but I'd suggest it. It's cheap enough, and this job is "not fun" enough that it only adds a few minutes total - good insurance that you do a complete job.You also might want to get some aluminum foil tape and re-tape your blower extension tube - mine was ripped off from moving from house to house over the years.
Like many others, i was suffering the problem of rust marks on clothes, which ruins them for good. We have a Frigidaire Gallery dryer, gas, front loading stacked in top of the washer, which is about 7 or 8 years old. Turns out the top felt seal was worn out, allowing clothes to get stuck between the drum and the door where they would get the rust colored stain. I think this is fairly common. It also "ate" zippers and buttons. To open the dryer up, you first want to remove 2 screws at the bottom of the front panel, they are covered by little plastic plugs that pop out. Then, go in through the top- you have to pop the lid up from the front, and it swings up like a car hood. from the top, you have to reach in and undo a screw on each side that holds the front panel to the body of the dryer. it's a little tricky.After those four screws are removed, the front panel is held on by pressure clips, which you can reach from the top and squeeze so they 'let go'. As those release, the front panel will fall outward with the bottom still attached- there are two small pieces of metal at the bottom that the panel sits in. So you lift the panel straight up to get them off those two guides/hooks, and it's clear. Next you'll want to shop vac the heck out the whole dryer interior. Mine was caked with dust and lint. Step two is felt replacement. you have to use some muscle to tear the felt off the top of the door opening, which will leave a bunch of ripped felt stuck to the high temp glue. That's where the wire brush and the Goof Off come in. That stuff worked like a charm to remove every last bit of felt and glue. Once clean and dry, apply the glue that came with the felt guide, set the felt in place (with those plastic pieces facing up), and hold in place for a while. I used plastic clamps to hold the felt in place for about 30 minutes while the glue set. For good measure, i also replaced the dryer belt and the plastic ball joint that the drum sits in, but i don't think that was necessary. The belt may be a good idea, and to do that you remove the belt by popping it off the little plastic wheel under the drum first, then it'll be loose and you can remove the belt and put a new one on. (This is also a little tricky, take it one step at a time.) Then put it back together in reverse order and you'll be done with those rust marks. (Mine is working great)
I unplugged the power cord first of all. Then I pulled the dryer away from the wall so I could get behind it and take off the small vent cover that had two screws holding it. Then I reached in and grabbed the old, broken belt and pulled it out. I reached in and disconnected the idler pulley off of the metal stud that it slid onto and then disconnected the spring off of it. After receiving the new parts I took the new idler pulley and reattached the spring to it and then attached the metal housing to the metal stud where the slot was at. I went to the front of the dryer and took the screws out of the top of the door housing pried the door housing away from the top of the dryer about 8". Also I opened the door of the dryer where I took the new belt and put it around the dryer drum as far as I could get it towards the back. Then I went to the back of the dryer. I put my hand into the vent hole and grabbed ahold of the belt and pulled it all the way towards the back where the old belt used to ride on the dryer drum. Then I pulled all the slack and put the belt over on the pulley that was on the motor. After that I pulled the idler pulley back far enough to position the belt on the pulley and that caused tension on the belt. I then put the vent cover back in place on the back of the dryer and put the two screws in it to hold it. I went around to the front and closed the door on the dryer and put the front housing back into place. After that I put the screws into the top of the front housing. The job was complete so I plugged in the dryer to test it and everything worked fine.
Based on all of the other posts, their explanations were right on, so I won't repeat it here. You could probably do this repair on your own, but it helps having someone to hold the drum while reattaching the screws. I replace the rear drum bearing assembly and the belt. I would recommend replacing the belt. I almost didn't, but I'm glad I did. Once I had it off, I could see the cracks in it. When installing the new bearing, make sure that you pack it with the supplied grease. Be liberal with it. I used what left over grease I had to grease the idler puller bearings too.The dryer works perfectly now, with no squealing. My experience with Parts Select was flawless. The shipping was extremely fast, and the parts were as described. Finding the correct parts was a snap thanks to their easy to use web site.
We had to take off the front door - rather simple. The belt was OK. It simply fit over the drum then was tightened up. The seal supplied didn't want to stick to the door. Thinking it was the wrong one - we went shopping. Come to find out it was the correct seal but the glide has been changed since the inception of my dryer. We had to poke holes in the seal to get the nibs on the glide to fit in the seal. Then it wouldn't stick to the dryer door, so we had to sand the outer door and we put some rtv on it and tied a belt around it to hold it. After drying for a couple of hours, we re-assembled the dryer only to have it overheat and burn up. New dryer $389. sad but true.
I removed the gate in the back and found the belt had snapped. I continued to dismanlte the entire dryer to see what else was damaged. I pulled the drum out and ran the unit to make sure the motor didn't burn out and that the heater coil worked, which both did (I had no idea, this unit came with the house I purchased. They told me is was broken.) So after finding the belt broken I saw that the top felt guide was rubbed down so far that the plastic guides where in paper thin, craked pieces.I used the manuel that came with the felt guide to glue the new one on. If you do not replace the lower felt guide as well, make sure you mash the top felt down so that it's level with the lower felt. after I got my unit assembled the top guide pulled away because I didn't do this.Installing the belt is timely, but easy. remove the drum then lay the belt around the visible line that the old one creates. Use this site's diagram to affix it to the pull and motor and that's that. Rotate the drum with your hand to even the belt out all around the drum to prevent it wobbling. I did this installation by myself, but it would have been much much easier if I had a set of hands on the other side of the unit.Parts all fit together by either sheet screws or clips. Just keep track of which screw goes where. some are different sizes.
Looking from the front at the top cover I lifted the cover with my fingers and inserted a screw driver about one or two inches from each edge.The top pops loose and lifts up like the hood of a car.Inside the dryer on either side behind the front panel there is one screw on each side. Remove the screws and lift the entire panel and door. Then swing the assembly out like a door with a hinge on the right. It won't come off due to the wiring harness.Make sure you study the upper drum glide before removing it. Remove the upper drum glide using Acetone, this is easy but a little messy. Apply glue, I applied to the drum but if I did it again I would apply it to the glide and clamp it to the drum in three or four places.This is an income property and my tenants weren't happy so I didn't wait for the other parts. I don't know now if I really needed them. I will replace them anyway.I realize they make these things easy to repair. It makes the $200+ they charge that much more profitable.I also vacuumed and cleaned inside.This is pretty easy and does not require much skill.Position the panel on the dryer. There are two clips that need to lined up on the bottom and fit the drum back on. Then snap the top cover in and test the dryer.Remove the top replace the front panel screws and snap the top back in.I wish I could post pictures there really isn't much to it.For property owners I would recommend learning how to do this prior to getting a call.Create a kit of parts that will wear or break. $100 will save you the hassle of ordering under pressure and get you up and running that much faster.
Took it apart, lost several screws cause I am an Idiot, placed belt back on, cut hand on back of dryer bled over every thing, curse loudly, put it back together and wiped the blood off, worked perfect!I went great, worked fine, thanks for your very quick shipment. I will always buy from you if I can!Thanks againBill Manning Florida
First and most important, I unplugged the dryer and then pulled it out to work on it. Disassembly: I removed the top and front of the dryer, removed the belt from the drive pulley, and lifted the drum out of the bearing seat. I removed the old main bearing from the drum and the bearing seat from the back of the dryer. Re-assembly: I installed the new parts, set the drum back into the new seat, set the belt on the drive pulley, and put the covers back on. It all goes very quickly and easily.
disconnect power and remove front panel and controls.Remove old belt and reassemble. Had trouble getting the front drum seal with the load bearing glides to fit as trying to replace the screws that supported it. Getting the belt under the motor to the pulley which is beween the mottor and the blower is a trip.Anyway done and working. Thanks for being there with the poarts at a fair price
1) I took a screw driver and pop the top lid up. 2) Took a philp screw driver and took 2 screws out of both sides of the front panal. 3) Lift up on the front panal and turned it out to the side. 4)Put the belt over the drum and on to the motor and tension pulley. 5) Put everything back together in reverse order starting with 3 ,2 and 1
remove the top cover end den the front o so back their is a vent open to get access to the motor
Washer & dryer are stacked so I had to remove 2 screws connecting dryer to washer and lower dryer to floor. Used scraper blade to release the lid, removed 2 screws and disconnected wire harness to remove front panel. Used chisel to remove seals and "Goof-Off" to dissolve glue residue - it worked great! Carefully cleaned surface, applied glue to seals and clamped to panel. While waiting for glue to set, I removed the drum to replace the bearing assembly (which was in pretty good shape) and vacuumed out the dryer which had a heavy coating of lint (it hadn't been serviced in 10 years). Put everything back together only to find that something was clanging around when the dryer operated (fortunately, I ran the dryer before reinstalling it). Removed the vanes (by removing screw from outside the drum) and found several coins that were causing the problem. All in all, it was a fairly easy project, though using an effective glue solvent, such as Goof-Off was the key to an easy project.
I took the front off, placed the belt quite easily.I then had to unglue the old front drum seal and drum glide and re glue the new one, but it came with everything I needed so there was no problem.My clothes no longer get these little brown stains they got. I suppose they were getting caught.Its wonderful!!
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