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PartSelect Number PS460194
The front lower drum seal is used in the assembly of dryers. This seal helps keep your appliance running quietly. It allows the drum to smoothly rotate on the front panel. If you notice brown marks on your clothing, if the dry cycle is taking long, or if there are unusually loud noises, the seal might be worn down. If that is the case, you will need to replace the seal. This replacement part is made out of felt. The high temperature adhesive required to install this seal is sold separately. Before you begin any repair work, make sure the appliance has been unplugged.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
The upper drum glide is attached to the front panel of your dryer, you can locate it by removing the top portion of your dryer. The drum glide allows the drum to rotate with ease and little sound. The front upper felt glide pad with three nylon glides also includes adhesive, essential for mounting accurately. For this project you will need a putty knife, Phillips screwdriver, and a wire brush. This repair is meant to fix issues such as an abnormal amount of noise or the dryer not tumbling as it should. Consider replacing your belt at the same time if you have a dryer more than 5 years old, as it is likely worn.
This high temperature adhesive is used for installing felt and rubber seals on dryers. The tube contains 1 ounce of product. This adhesive is made to withstand extremely hot temperatures. Before applying the adhesive, ensure that the area is completely clean from any debris and is dry. You may wish to use small clamps to hold the material in place while it dries. If the felt has come loose or broken apart, this may cause your dryer to make loud noise, indicating that new felt or rubber needs to be glued into place. Use gloves to apply glue.
We followed Randy from Anchorage, AK's notes pretty much. Took off the top and front panels. Changed the drum glide and lower seal without any problems. Changing the belt proved more difficult. If it's not broke, I wouldn't change it. If you do, DEFINITELY pay attention to how it is looped around the pulleys before disconnecting it (I would take a photo). Definitely open the back of the dryer to do the belt - otherwise the pulley falls before you see how it is connected
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after 6 years of use, these parts needed to be replaced. I was reffered to ur website by a friend, and I am glad I purchase the parts @ the right place. Helpfull and fast responses.Thank you!
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.
After pulling out and unplugging my machine I followed the procedure already worked out by others. I bought and replaced all the parts that were listed as involved with this problem, since I only wanted to do this once and the parts were pretty cheap. The only slightly hard part was reconnecting the drum to the bearing, this could be easier with a third hand.Everything went well and the dryer works fine.
I followed the video example which very clearly showed how to do the repair. Much easier than I had expected.
Opened up the dryer, scrapped off the old glide and seal. Applied adhesive as instructed. Glued on new seal and glide and reassembled dryer.
The online descriptions were very helpful. I used a wooden kitchen fork to pry open the top of the dryer from the front, about 3 inches in from each side. Two metal springs hold the lid. The wire harness was on the right and two disconnects were easy to separate. Remember to disconnect power before you start. On the inside on the left and right sides are two screws which hold the front on. Remove these screws and the front panel will lean forward. Remember to support the drum as you pull the front off. Remove both top and bottom felt seals. I used a putty knife to aid in the removal of seals. Scrap the residue with the putty knife to remove. Run a bead of glue all around and let set for two minutes. Place top drum guide on first, and center on top. Put lower felt seal on next and tie a rope all around on top of felt, to hold in place while glue dries. Let dry for 30 minutes and remove the rope. Reassembly dryer. Test on low heat. It really is easy to do. Celebrate.
I followed the directions that came with the new Drum Glide kit. Unplugged the machine from the wall outlet. Raised the top of the machine which only required releasing the front top clips. Removed the two screws that hold the front cover on. Unplugged the harness connectors to the controls on the front cover. Pulled the front cover loose from the retaining clip and raised it to release the lower part of the front cover. I then removed both the Glide and the lower seal. Had to use Acetone to remove the old adhesive. Used the adhesive that came in the kit to put the new glide and lower basket seal on. I used small clamps to ensure a good fit as the adhesive cured. Then I put the front cover on raising the drum in the front to allow it to fit into the front cover. The rest was the reverse of what I did to remove the cover. I feel this is an ease repair. The hardest part is cleaning the old adhesive off.
I noticed that the dryer drum had some free play and would allow the clothing to get lodged between the drum and the frame around it. I popped the top off the dryer and found that the lining on top of the frame work that carries the drum was woren out. I got on the web and the parts listings and order the part on a thursday and the part was here the next day in the afternoon. I took the old part off and glued the new part on and left it dry over night. the next day I assembled the dryer and it was back in use. The wife was very happy that no more clothing was getting lodge and ruined.
I'm not very mechanically inclined, but even I thought this was a pretty easy repair. Just pull off the old seal and glide and glue on the new one. I let the glue dry over night, but in reality it probably would have been fine to use the dryer after an hour or so. We've been laundry all day and everything seems tip-top.
The upper glides were worn off and the felt had worn down causing the drum to have a gap at the bottom between the drum and the front panel. Clothes would get caught in this gap.Removed the top cover and front cover. You do not have to remove the drum to install these parts.I pulled off the old seals and guides. I used a Dremmel and wire brushed off the old glue. Applied the new glue [supplied with parts] and attached the new seal and guides. While the glue was drying I installed the new belt.Reinstalled the front panel and the top panel.Works like new.
Removed power, gently pried off top with flat screwdriver and undid grounding clip. Put top off to the side.removed the two philips screw on each top inside of the front panel to side panels. Pried front down and forward, then lifted off front to the side where the wire harness is. Leave the wires alone! On the front, remove the old guide and drum seal, then take a scrubby and the brake cleaner to remove the old glue. Apply the provide glue to the front panel where the guide will go. Note: I think it would be better to slightly rotate the guide in the direction of where the rotation is from. The first two pads were worn off but the third was ok. After the glue is tacky, place the guide on the front panel the same orientation as the one removed. repeat this step for the seal. reassemble in reverse order and you are done. This was the 2nd time I had to do this on the same dryer.
Removed the door, Then panel underneath. Then removed the dryer front panel. Cleaned old felt seal from entire surface, then glued new parts on. Supplied tube of glue was enough to do top and bottom. Afte reassembling, plugged back in and tried it. Worked just like new again
First, I would like to thank PartSelect for the great video. It gave me courage to see how simple it was to do a dryer repair. Also, all the repair stories helped tremendously. Thanks to all of you for sharing your story!I could tell the top glide and lower basket seal were worn because I could wiggle the door end of the basket up and down.The repair was simple. I raised the top by inserting a putty knife between the top and front to release the retaining clips. Then, I unplugged the two wires from the front. I removed the two screws from the upper-inside of the front to loosen it. I inserted a flat screwdriver between the side and the front to release the side retaining clips. The front came right off.I put the top on a raised stand to make it convenient to work on. With a pencil, I marked the two points where the upper glide/seal and the lower seal met. Then I pulled off the seals and scraped the remaining seal residue with a small putty knife. A screwdriver or chisel would work well also. I also used a little lacquer to remove the remaining glue. I applied the glue to the front panel and installed one seal at a time (there's plenty of glue in the tube for both seals) I clamped the seals to the front panel with some clothes pins and let them dry for 30 minutes. This gave me time to vacuum the inside of the dryer. Installation of the front took just a few minutes.The dryer works GREAT ! It took me a little under 2 hours to do the repair but I really took my time to make sure everything was done right and fitted properly. Easy repair.
Took the drum out, saw that the top part, drum guide was wore and three plastic guides were wore plus broken. Called Partselect to order part and they recommended the replacement of Lower basket seal. Which made sense once we looked at it. The parts arrived with regular shipping in two days.Had to remove the worn parts. Make sure the old glue is removed and the service is clean before installing new guide and seal. They include glue with the packet. We put the new parts on and using finger pressure made sure the guide and seal fit firmly to the drum. We let it sit over night and put the drum back in the next day. While we were at it the dryer received a thorough cleaning around the parts you cannot get to when the drum is installed.The dryer now works fine.
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