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Rear Drum Bearing Kit

PartSelect Number PS459829

This rear drum bearing kit is designed for use with dryers. It supports the rear of the drum in your appliance as it tumbles your clothes during the drying cycle. If your drum will not tumble, or if it is making a lot of noise, it could be an issue with this part. This is a ball-and-socket style bearing. You will need to replace this if the bushing has worn out, or if the ball support is damaged. 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. Unplug your dryer before you begin this repair.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Kenmore, Gibson, Kelvinator, Tappan, Westinghouse, Crosley, Electrolux.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Range.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Noisy.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • Will Not Start.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Takes too long to dry.

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Parts Used:
  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Robert from Acworth, GA

I was getting a loud squeaking from my dryer.

We had the rear drum bearing replaced about three years ago. The company that serviced it was quick to take our money for the diagnosis but took over a month (and a threat to call the better business bureau) to actually make the repair. This time I decided to do it my self as I had successfully replaced the the drum drive belt two years ago. The dissassembly was challenging but the repair it's self very easy. I opted to use nuts and bolts to attach the bearing assembly rather than the supplied screws as they did not want to tighten. Reassmbly was a bit of a challenge regarding the drum drive belt but I had the entire repair done in less than an hour.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Joachim from Marlborough, CT

Dryer made high pitch noise, rear brg worn and drum glides worn

Removed top panel - disconnected harness from front panel- removed front panel- removed access door to belt tensioner on back panel - took belt off tensioner- removed drum removed upper felt with worn glide pads from front panel - removed most of old glue from panel (small file) and glued on new felt strip with glide pads - let sit to cure removed three phillips screws holding rear brg to the drum and removed brg - removed two phillips screws from rear panel holding plastic bracket, supporting bracket and back clip to the rear panel and replaced with new (use a drop of grease to hold the little ball brg in place during installation, make sure you don't loose it) install new brg to the drum (since they are self cutting screw difficult to install throught he drum, I "pre-cut" one of the threads then installed the rear brg to the drum, screw driver was of ratched type with a long extension - filled the plastic bracket with the grease - installed drum and front panel - tensioned the belt - installed top panel and access rear panel - done - I used the opprtunity to vaccum the interior of the dryer, lot of lint ----------------------------------------------------------------- there is a plastic guide on top of the heating elements which is burnt and should have been replaced but I could not find it in a catalogue. Anybody any idea? Also instructions for glide say to check the paint on the drum, what if it is damaged or gone?

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Parts Used:
  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Gland from Mount Pocono, PA

The dryer squealed when operating.

I have a frigidaire dryer about 5 years old.

I first removed the top cover being careful to watch how the wires to the controls are connected. It is best to snap photos with your digital camera so you can remember how to reconnect the wires.

Pulling up on the drum, I lifted it out of the rear sleeve. Once out, you could easily see why it squealed. The metal bearing had groves on it where is made contact with the holder.

The difficult part of this was getting the 3 screws that hold the bearing to the drum off. The phillips screw head was easily marred if you don't have the proper screw driver bit. I think a better screw head would make the job easier.

After removal, the replacement was a snap. When everything was back together, the dryer sounded like new. The job took me about 2 hrs due to the hard part of removing the screws.

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Richard from Lowell, OR

Squeaking screeching groaning

First I removed the top, custom on mine, as it was originally stacked. Then two screws inside near the top come out, and the front was pulled out at the top and lifted off the clips at the base. Best access to the belt tensioner is to remove the air intake panel on the back.

With the belt off the tensioner and motor pulley, the drum can be lifted up and out through the front after removing three screws from the inside that hold the drum to the bearing assembly. The original screws are #2 square/phillips combo, better to reuse than the new phillips only ones if a square drive bit is used.

Then the bearing assembly comes off by removing two screws from the back. For reassembly, there is a steel ball that goes in under the plate in the back. It sits in a hole in the plastic shell of the bearing assembly to help align it. I stuck it in place with grease from the bearing kit, and used my knee to hold the plate over it while holding the bearing assembly with one hand and starting the screws with the other.

The basket seal and drum glide felt were peeled off. Repeated soaking with a citrus based goo remover, scraping with a putty knife, and a little scrubbing with an abrasive plastic pad got the old glue off. A rinse and quick wipe with acetone prepared the surface for the new adhesive. It only needed a minute to get tacky, before the new seal and glide were stuck on.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Steve from LaVernia, TX

Very noisy.

opened top .removed drum then replaced bearing kit.added a new belt .only made sense to do so.

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Parts Used:
  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Robert from Millington, TN

Dryer was making loud, constant squeal while running

Followed others directions and it went very well. I could not believe how much lint was packed in the bottom of the dryer! Need to clean this area out perhaps once a year.

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Parts Used:
  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Justin from Opelousas, LA

Off balance and noisy operation

removed the drum out the front and replaced

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: James from Farmington, MO

Worn out bearing.

Took out the drum by removing rear bearing and replaced with new one. Replaced top glides at same time.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: BRUCE from STANDISH, ME

Squealing (loudly!) rear drum bearing

Parts Select has my high praise! Everything from the ease of the on-line ordering system to the video on how to install the parts (very well done!!) to the quick deliver...all was very impressive. My wife thinks I'm pretty cool that I was able to pull this repair job off and I definitely will come back if I need another part! Thanks for helping this "weekend warrior" shine! Bruce.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: Paul from McLean, VA

Squeaking drum

Remove the top by using a putty knife and pressing in the tabs on either side. Open front door and remove three screws on inside of drum. Lift drum up and off of the bearing guide/hanger. I removed the motor cover, lower rear left and took a picuture of how it was threaded through the spring pulley system before removing the drum. I replaced the belt while I had the drum out. I also replaced the felt guides while I was in there. There are several good appliance sites out there - I really liked the Appliance guru. Try it out. You will be happy.

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Parts Used:
  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: william from cherry hill, NJ

Rear bearing failure

after cutting the power, I used a putty knife to release the two holding clips ot remove the top,, 2 foward facing screws on either side of the front and two cap covered screws holding the bottom and unhooked the two electricial connections for the control panel and removed the front panel. Since this was a stack unit and in a closet most work had to be done from the front. By reaching inside to remove the belt from the motor,removing the drum was the easy part, to get to the bearing, but unfortunatly I had to remove the dryer from the closet to replace the back bearing clip and ball. After that replacing the bearing bracket and housing it was a breeze. Getting the unit back in the closet was a slight struggle, but it all worked out for the best got a chance to cleas behind the dryer, and the repaire was successful, phew.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Patrick from Humble, TX

Squeeking/ grinding really bad

First I pryed up the top cover then opened the access cover on the rear to remove the belt from the drum. Next I removed the front of the dryer to have access to remove the drum. I then removed the 3 screws that hold the drum to the rear drum bearing assembly and pulled the drum through the front of the dryer. I then removed the bearing and proceded to remove the ground ball and reassembled in reverse steps.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Jon from Brooklyn Center, MN

Squeaking, got worse and worse

Printed out what others said, took pictures of everything as I took it apart. I went slow. It all worked the first time I put it back, WOW!
Be careful if you are working with a gas line, use two wrenches to disconnect, less stress on the pipe.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: andrew from Waukesha, WI

Terrible shrieking noise and drum stopped moving when under a load

flipped up the top of dryer, turned it 180 so it sat on the washer. next I took out the two screws that held the front panel on. panel popped off and drum came up and then out of bearing assembly. two screws and the bearing assembly came off; it was melted and deformed. The metal on the back of drum was also deformed and worn oblong. then it was back together taking the old piece off watching how it was on the dryer and putting the new one on the same way.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: RICHARD from MERCHANTVILLE, NJ

Dryer making noise, discoloring clother and eventually stopped turning

Unplugged dryer. Removed top of dryer. Removed front panel. Remove small access to belt in back panel and note belt configuration thru pullies. Removed plastic guide on front frame, 1 screw. Removed belt. Removed Drum. Lift up drum to release from bearing assembly bracket in back. Small bearing was missing. Removed rear bearing assembly brackets. Removed idler pully assembly, one bolt. Thoroughly vacuum and clean. Scrape off felt on front panel and clean well. Glue on front top of front panel and clamp new felt and guides in place. Replace bearing bracket in rear being careful to replace the small bearing that was missing. I used my laptop to guide me. I had your schematic diagram up on the lap top to make sure I put it back together correctly. Replaced Idler Pully Assemply. 1 bolt.
Unscrew old plate and large ball from back of dryer by unscrewing 3 screws from inside drum. Replace with new part and screws. Put drum back in place and insert in bracket in back. Remove clamps from felt and guides. Put belt in place. Replace palstic guide on front frame one screw. Close front panel. From back access panel thread belt thru pullies. Close back panel. Close top. Allow glue to dry. 2 hours. Test. OK. Allow glue to set 24 hours. Dryer works great. OH yeah. Plug back in..

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