Rear Drum Bearing Kit

PartSelect Number PS459829

This kit includes one bearing, one ball shaft, one ball bearing, one ball bearing retainer, a small tube of high temperature lubricant and installation screws.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Unusual Noise.
  • Will not tumble.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • Will not start.
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  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerKara from Doylestown PA

The dryer was squeaking.

We followed the video exactly. The video itself was simple and straight forward. Our model was a bit different than the video's example. The video's example had their spring action for the belt configured differently. When we finally figured out the difference, we were able to finish the job within minutes. The dryer now runs like new. We aren't mechanically inclined. That's why it took us so long. I still would recommend this company to anyone because it saved us time and money. The video really helps!

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from Coconut Creek FL

The dryer was making a screeching noise sometimes.

I followed the directions from your video, which was a great help. The only difficulty I had was getting the belt in the tension pulley - you can not see what you are doing and the spring is strong - but I got it. Thanks

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

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

CustomerJohn from Peekskill NY

Lint got caught up in the bottom and back of the dryer. We then had a small fire in the dryer when the lint caught fire in the chamber.

unplugged the dryer and "popped" the top with a screwdriver. Removed two phillips head screws located towards the top of the drum that hold the front panel in place.Unplug the two wires that attach to the front door switch. Removed the panel. In the center of the drum are three screws that mount it to the rear bearing assy. Thats the part that led to the breakdown of the front seal and guide blocks witch allowed lint to escape into the cabinet. Removed the screws then in the back of the dryer there is a small grill that allows air flow. If you take that off, there is the motor and belt tensioner.. My belt had been ruined so I just slid the drum out the front. Normally you would have to release the belt from the tension pulley and motor first. After sliding the drum out, you see the rear bearing assembly. Behind the flange, there are two screws that have to be removed to get the bearing assy out. Here is the tricky part. The two screws mount into a small plate that is on the back of the dryer. There is a tang in the center of that plate that holds a little steel ball that applies some tension to the bearing to help hold it in the correct position without making it to rigid to move around naturally. when you go to install the new bearing, tape that plate to the back of the dryer to hold it in place while you set the new bearing in place. unless you have someone to hold it, you will drop the ball and you will have to start over again. Using the grease provided grease the socket of the bearing and istall the ball of the flange into it. then take the little ball I described and apply grease to it and stick it to the backside of the bearing socket where you will see a hole drilled out. that ball sits in that hole and rests against the tang of the plate that I spoke of. after that the rest is easy. Remove the top felt piece with the teflon (white ) platwes from the top of the door assy. where the drum rides on. I used a wire brush to clean off the residue of dried glue. use some small pinch clamps or clothes pins to hold the new felt in place. Spread the glue provided onto the now clean surface and wait till it gets tacky ( afew minutes) then lay felt onto it evenly. then use the clamps to hold the felt while it dries. While thats drying, place the new belt over the ring at the back of the dryer. slide the drum in and as you do, pull the belt over the drum and just let it hang there. line up and istall the three screws to hold the drum to the rear bearing flange. then go to the back of the dryer and loop the belt around the motor shaft you will notice that the idler pulley on the tensioner slids right off towards you. Thats so you can get the belt on easier. Slide the pulley off and plce it agaist the belt, pull the tensioner to the right and when you have enough slack, push the idler onto the tensioner shaft. It sounds harder than it is it's really a lot easier when you see it. once the belt is installed remove the clamps from the new felt and install the front panel . place it in at the bottom first taking care to line it up in the grooves then push it into place. there are a couple of alignment clips that will help. Put the two screws in place, plug the switch wires back in, and lower the top. you are done. the only part i left out was to make sure you vacuum the whole thing out while you have it apart. especially where the lint trap is. there is usually a large buildup in there. plug it in and give it a test run.

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  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerSamantha from Portland OR

Rear drum bearing replacement

First I have to say that the video on the Parts Select website was invaluable, it truly made the replacement a no brainer. The kit came with everything I need and was a great price.

Unplug the dryer, mine is a stackable so we had to remove the dry from the top of the washer. I then followed the instructions from the video. The only real difference was that my dryer is that is has dual direction tumbling, so there were 2 idler arms instead of one to move in order to un hook the belt. was pretty easy.

I only needed my husband's help a couple of times because 1. To get the dryer off of the washer. And 2. I didn’t have the reach to install the new bearing on the back of the drum.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerDavid from Brooksville FL

No heat& drum not moving

googled frididaire dreyer parts
found Partselect
ordered parts {they were here in less time than what they stated}
watched Film {very helpful}
Me and My son installed both parts less than 1 hr.
VERY HAPPY WITH PARTS AND SERVICE
Will order from PartSelect when something else Breaks
VERY happy
Dave..

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  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerKurt from Fargo ND

Loud sqweeking after dryer was in operation for over an hour

FOLLOW THE VIDEO!! I was scared to even get into it until I watched the video. Made it easy for me and I have little to no mechanicl skill. Excellent video that made it super easy. Took me an hour as I was taking my time. Now I could probably do the same repair in 20 minutes.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerKelly from San Antonio TX

Dryer making a really loud squeaking noise and messing up clothes

Okay, so when we put clothes in the dryer, depending on how big of a load, it would make this unbelievable racket! Sometimes, clothes would get caught at the top of the drum and looked like it was burnt. So, after seeing some videos from this site on Youtube, I decided to try to fix it myself. I HATE fixing things and am usually awful at it. However, according to the video, it looked like something I could handle. So, first things first. I took the dryer apart. Starting with popping open the top and then unscrewing the door. There are tons of websites with people telling you how to do it. It's realy simple once you know how to do it. When you do this, you need to make sure you remember what goes where. Write it down if you have to...especially the wire set up. Try not to lose any parts and take your time. You'll notice on the top of the door that there is some felt with some plastic pieces. Those pieces should ALL be intact and not broken. I used the drum glide kit and replaced the felt and plastic pieces. It even comes with adhesive. Do this part first so the glue can dry while you do other stuff. Use clamps or clothes pins to help it stick properly. Okay, so while that was going on, time to pull out the drum. You'll need to disconnect the belt first. On this model, it's a snap. You can access the pulley thingy from the BACK corner of the unit. Just unscrew the little cover and look inside...the belt pulley stuff is right there. Belt is really easy to loosen just by pressing down on the thing that has the spring attached to it. Once it's disconnected, then you can lift the drum UP and slide it out the front. Rememember, UP and out. The first time I tried it, it wouldnt come out...thought something was wrong but nothing was wrong at all. Just need to lift it up high...you'll see. While I had it apart, and I still wasnt sure what broke first, the bearing or the glides, I decided to just replace three things at once and be done with it for a few years. First, the rear drum assembly. You just take out the old and replace with the new. The bearing kit comes with everything you need. There is a little teeny ball that goes with this too...you'll know what I'm talking about when you see it. Best way to get that to stay in place is too grease it up with the stuff that comes in the kit. You'll need another set of hands to mount the bracket to the back of unit only because you can't reach around the whole machine. Okay, so that's done. Next,the belt! Put the belt around the drum just like the old one was...make sure the little notches are touching the drum..not the smooth side of the belt. Once you get it around the drum, push it back in the front and set the bearing on it's "seat." Go back to the back of the unit and attach the belt to the pulley. Again, really easy to get to. At this point the drum will still be lop-sided and you'll think something isn't right. It's fine. It will be lop-sided until you put the door back on that has the new glides. Give it a spin with your hand to make sure all is good.

In the end, I'd say this was pretty easy. Hardest part was really the time it took to learn how to do it. Don't be afraid! Get a helper just to hold up the lid and stuff like that. Makes it way better. Oh, and while you have it ALL apart, CLEAN everything! Especially inside the door where the lint trap (that doesn't trap much) is. Runs great now and I can't believe I did it! Spent about 65.00..saved probably $150.00. Good luck. Parts Select had great prices compared to my local stores and it all got here fast. Good luck!!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerLowell from Ashland KY

Sharp squealing noise

First, I watched the how-to video and it gave very good instructions and a couple very good tips. I disassembled the dryer and took a little extra time cleaning all the dust that had accumulated. I then replaced the bearing and belt with no problems. This site and the video made it very easy to do and I will defenantly use it again.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDonnie from Nacogdoches TX

Had a squeal. Replaced the top drum guide. Stll squealed. Replaced the rear ball and bearing. Replaced the belt to eliminate the problem later.

To tell the truth I got involved with other business and my wife did the repair. The tub did not come forward as described in the video. She had to use some force as the tub support ball had worn into the bearing. All said the job was simple and much thanks to the Tech video. Thanks.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerRichard from Loveland CO

Bearing was very noisy

Excellent!!! The parts fit perfectly, but most of all was the video that went through the repair step-by-step.

A local repairman quoted $198 for parts and another $150 for labor. Got the parts here for less that $26!!!!

The only issue (very minor) was the video called for a phillips head screwdriver to remove the front panel, and our dryer needed a squarehead driver. (If I was younger, I would have been able to see the problem).

But, I highly recommend Partselect!!!!

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  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerTimothy from Berkeley CA

Loud, piercing screeching from dryer

I followed others instructions on this site to disassemble but felt confident since 2-3 years prior I had replaced the felt top/bottom guides around the drum and the drum belt. The video on this page is also helpful

1) Pop the top with a putty knife
2) Unscrew two screws that hold the front onto the dryer frame
3) Lift front from two clips at bottom of dryer
4) Release tension from belt (unscrew/remove rear access plate)
4) Lift drum up and forward out of dryer
5) Unscrew drum bearing 3x screws from inside of drum
5) Remove the drum bearing holder
6) Pre-thread the rear drum bearing!!! Very important. Thread by screwing a supplied screw slowly through the pre-drilled holes.
7) Attach drum bearing
8) Attach new rear holder/cup & ball bearing (ball bearing goes on outside of plastic cup)
9) Use lots of supplied grease, espeiclly helpful that it acts as a temporary glue holding the ball bearing in place
10) Reverse steps to assemble

I'm glad I bought the entire rear bearing kit as I found the bearing holder had completely worn through and partially melted the metal cup. The ball bearing was missing - gone!

Also found that the power cord had partially melted, so I replaced that from the hardware store. Scary.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerTerry from Fleetwood PA

Noisy dryer-screaching

I followed the on line video which was a help. I already had the dryer apart before looking for the parts, since I did not know the problem before disassemby. The replacement bearing kit has one fault. The new screws are only Phillips head, the original ones were a combo Square Drive/Phillips. Fortunately I had saved the original hardware. The replacement Phillips head screws are IMPOSSIBLE to use to cut the threads in the new bearing plate. I had to use the old ones with a square drive bit and it was still difficult. Perhaps the holes in the plate need to be a few thousandths larger in diameter to make this easier. After cutting the threads the new screws worked OK, but still difficult to install them while reaching in the drum. Square drive or even hex head would definitely be better.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerBrian from Marquette MI

Rear bearing worn out

Took off front of dryer lifted up top removed drum. Replaced bearing and added grease. Slid new belt over drum lifted back of drum slipped into bearing housing.took little cover off back right corner put belt around pulleys. Reinslalled front panel. Tested machine working fine.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerTim from Charlottesville VA

Loud squeak, drum hard to turn.

Go with the usual disassembly process (front clips, two Phillips screws, wiring, etc.) The only thing I would add to the process is that when you replace the bearing on the back of the drum, start the three screws into the holes on the disc BEFORE you try to install it throught the back of the drum. You are making your own threads, so run the screws in and out a few times, then place it on the back of the drum and insert the screws. Hope this helps...

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  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerTimothy from Green River WY

The drum was making wierd sounds like it was a worn out bearing

i took apart the dryer and then took out the drum from the inside and then put the new bearing in and put everything back in

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