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459829-1-S-Frigidaire-5303281153        -Rear Drum Bearing Kit
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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, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

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:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: David 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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Parts Used:
  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Kurt 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Kelly 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Lowell 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 Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Donnie 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Richard 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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Parts Used:
  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Timothy 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Terry 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Brian 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Tim 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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Parts Used:
  • Rear Drum Bearing Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Timothy 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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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: scott from ronan, MT

Dryer would not tumble and would trip the thermal overload protection

I disassembled the dryer as described in many of the other repair stories. One tip that I would like to share is to test the motor prior to assembly. I did this by removing the idler pulley and getting the drive belt clear of the motor pulley. Unfortunately I had already disassembled the top and front of the dryer so I had to jumper the door switch to test the motor. If you do it in this manner be very careful to ensure no wiring is shorted or going straight to ground. I found that my motor was shot and replaced it at the same time as doing the other repairs. I used a small magnet to hold the grounding ball in place while replacing the drum bearing, this worked very well and I was able to quickly assemble the parts without an "extra set of hands."

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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: Jeffrey from League City, TX

Loud squeeking

First, used a putty knife to open the top of the dryer. Second, unscrewed the front panel and removed it by pulling up and out. The drum drops down slightly after doing this. Third, open the back grating and disconnect the belt from the motor and idle pulley. Fourth, Pull the drum (with belt) out through the front opening. Jerk up HARD on the back of the drum to disconnect it from the bearing seat. Fifth, replace bearing parts and seat according to diagram. I found it very difficult to unscrew the bearing axle from the drum. Had to hold down the drum and press hard to get screws to turn without stripping. Finally, put back together in reverse, don't forget to put A LOT of grease in your new bearing seat before reconnecting.

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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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