Upper Drum Glide

PartSelect Number PS470317

Manufacturer Part Number 5303937139
Manufactured by Frigidaire

Front upper felt glide pad with 3 nylon glides - includes adhesive.

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

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Unusual Noise.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • Will not tumble.
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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDonnie from Nacogdoches TX

The dryer has a squeal that got worse.

Pulled the dryer front off to expose the problem. Thought it had a bearing of some type. Went to the PartSelect web site and watched the repair video. The Tech explained everything needed to make the repair. Ordered the parts kit and it arrived in three days by FedEx. Followed the directions. Simple. The video was excellent and made the repair a snap. Thanks.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAlan from Central Village CT

Rip cloths, buttons being cut off, rust on cloths.

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.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerHarry from Greenwood SC

Drum glides worn out

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

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJohn from Whitewater CA

Dryer was rubbing, 'burning' holes in clothes

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.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRobin from Devay IN

Dryer was making a loud squealing noise, brown marks on clothes and making pin holes in some clothes. The clothes would get wrapped around the drum and the door.

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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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDavid from Auburndale MA

Dryer was snagging clothes between the drum and frame

Open the top of the dryer. Reach inside and remove 2 screws that hold the front in place. Detach the power cord inside where there is a connector. Remove the front of the dryer. That exposed the drum glide where all three nylon guides had worn off.

Peel off the old guide. Clean the surface with sandpaper. Use the supplied adhesive to glue on the new guide. Use masking tape to hold it while it dried.

Reverse the first paragraph to re-install.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerKaren from ft Lauderdale FL

Maintenance repairs

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!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRichard from Ovid MI

Dryer would light on first start but not during cycle

Unplugged dryer, pulled up on top panel to remove it. Removed a couple screws holding front panel to sides, and unplugged wiring harness. Removed front panel. Removed yellow plastic stop with one screw on top cross brace to allow removal of drum. Disengaged belt by cutting it since I was replacing it anyway. Lifted up on drum to disengage from rear bearing and carefully removed it. Removed old Drum Glide, cleaned surface and used included glue to attach new Glide. While glue was setting, vacuumed everything thouroghly and collected loose change. Replaced the two ignition coils by removing two screws and the retaining plate. Re-greased the rear bearing with high temp grease, and placed the new belt around drum. Make sure belt tensioning arm and spring are in place before replacing drum. Carefully insert the drum into rear bearing so as not to disturb the tensioning arm and spring. Lay on the floor and reach around each side of the motor to place the belt on the drive motor pulley and then carefully pull back tensioning arm to get the belt on that pulley. (This is the hardest part of the job.) Replaced the front and top covers in reverse order of above, plugged it in and it workes like new!

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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJohn from spring grove IL

Cloths getting caught between drum front cover

1)Unplugged unit from out let 2) Lifted top cover from base by prying up from the from the corners back is hinged 3) removed wires for door switch , removed a screw on the left and right from front. 4) pull front cover out from the top untill it clears drum then lift straight up off bottom clips. 5) scrape off old felt strip and guides 6) Sand untill all felt residue gone apply new glue to front cover wait a few minutes for glue to get tacky 7) clean out all the lint build up Checking from time to time that guide assemble is in place on front cover. 8) reinstall front cover when glue is dry.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRon from New Castle IN

Sqeaking noise

Removed front of dryer scraped old seal off ,used brake cleaner on a rag to get old glue off and roughed up seal area with sand paper ,spread glue on attached seal held in place with clothes pin overnight.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set

Customerscott 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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerROBERT from LAKE ELSINORE CA

Dryer belt broke & would not spin

FIRST I PULLED UP ON TOP PANEL. NEXT I REMOVED THE TWO SCREWS HOLDING ON THE FRONT PANEL ON. NEXT I PULLED FORWARD AND FRONT PANEL PULLS OUT. I CLEANED THE OLD UPPER & LOWER DRUM GLIDE & DRUM SEAL USING A RAZOR BLADE. I USED THE HIGH TEMP GLUE THAT CAME WITH THE TOP GLIDE. I GLUED THEM BOTH ON & LET SIT FOR ABOUT HALF HOUR. WHILE THE GLUED DRIED I INSTALLED NEW BELT & BELT IDLER PULLEY. I RE-ASSEMBLED THE FRONT PANEL WHILE LINING UP THE DRUM. RE-INSTALLED THE 2 SCREWS. SNAPPED THE TOP PANEL BACK IN PLACE. PLUGGED IT BACK IN & TURNED IT ON. AWESOME NOISE WAS GONE & WORKING GREAT.

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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerColby from Peyton CO

Dryer drum wouldnt turn

1.) Unplug Dryer
2.) pop dryer lid by depressing 2 front clips with flat head screw dryer
3.) on back of dryer remove access cover and release belt tension
4.) remove front panel screws and then pop off front panel
5.) remove old gasket. Used XACTO knife, razor blades and acetone. Go slow and be careful.
6.) apply new high temp glue, let set up for a minute
7.) position the new felt gasket and clamp into place. I used C-Clamps and squeeze clamps.
8.) I let sit overnight.
9.) re-assemble and good to go.

NOTE: In retrospect I should have replaced both seals at the same time. The bottom seal is pretty worn but is still working out for now.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerSean W. from Hampton VA

No rotation of drum/ noisy drum

unplug dryer. removed rear top screws. remove and support dryer top. remove front panel screws and panel. clean off old drum glide apparatus. install new glide. install belt. reverse all processes. plug in dryer and test.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGustavo from Key Biscayne FL

The belt was worn and the clothes were getting stained

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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