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PartSelect Number PS470317
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:
This part helps to keep the dryer running as quietly as possible.
Real simple, Unplug power cord from the wall outlet. Then open the top of the dryer by inserting a flat blade screwdriver under the front and pry up till the top snaps open. Lean the top to the back to keep it out of the way. Remove the 2 screws that held the front on and remove the wires for the door switch and the light. Remove the front by letting it lean out about 8 inches and lift it up out of the two bottom clips. Then just lay it any where it will be easy to work on. Clean where the new guide will go. Then just follow the instructions that came with the part. After the adhesive is fully dry just reverse the process and you are done.
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Removed dryer top. Unscrewed the screw from each side inside the dryer the ones below the control panels. Don't unscrew those you will just have to put them back. Insert a flathead screw driver on the left side to loosen the front panel and slide it gently to the right. You can replace the drum glide without disconnecting any of the wires. Remove old drum glide and clean. Install new one and while the glue dries clean inside the dryer. Mine was very dirty!!!! Put everthing back and your ready to go. Don't forget to hook back the dryer vent. Thank you partselect my dryer is almost like new and is drying so much faster, no more noise and you have saved me lots of money.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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."
Lifted off the top of the dryer, unscrewed the front two screws and then removed the old Drum Glide and lower Seal Basket. Used some goo gone to remove all felt and glue. I first positioned the bottom seal in place and ensured it was in place and then glued the Drum Glide in place.It was much easier than I thought and not at all intimidating. Clips were a breeze to put in.
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