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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.
first i removed the top -second I removed the two screws hold the front on - thrid I unpluged the wiring to remove the front - fourth I removed old part and cleaned off old glue -fifth I applied new glue and new part - sixth I reasembled - worked good as new
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I removed the gate in the back and found the belt had snapped. I continued to dismanlte the entire dryer to see what else was damaged. I pulled the drum out and ran the unit to make sure the motor didn't burn out and that the heater coil worked, which both did (I had no idea, this unit came with the house I purchased. They told me is was broken.) So after finding the belt broken I saw that the top felt guide was rubbed down so far that the plastic guides where in paper thin, craked pieces.I used the manuel that came with the felt guide to glue the new one on. If you do not replace the lower felt guide as well, make sure you mash the top felt down so that it's level with the lower felt. after I got my unit assembled the top guide pulled away because I didn't do this.Installing the belt is timely, but easy. remove the drum then lay the belt around the visible line that the old one creates. Use this site's diagram to affix it to the pull and motor and that's that. Rotate the drum with your hand to even the belt out all around the drum to prevent it wobbling. I did this installation by myself, but it would have been much much easier if I had a set of hands on the other side of the unit.Parts all fit together by either sheet screws or clips. Just keep track of which screw goes where. some are different sizes.
Very easy and straight forward repair.Unplug the dryer and move it to a location that offers some room to work.Use flathead screw driver to pop the front side top of the dryer up then lift the top of the dryer up to expose the drum.Use phillips head screw driver to remove the two screws from the access panel on the rear of the dryer. Reach into the access area and remove the drum belt from the tensioner assembly. It's spring loaded so watch your fingers.Disconnect the wiring harness at the right front of the dryer.Remove the two screws that secure the front of the dryer to the sides.Remove the front panel of the dryer by pulling the panel forward then up and off the two tabs at the bottom. The felt strips and glides (which are worn off if you are doing this repair) are glued to the front panel of the dryer and now need to be removed. Removing the old felt will take some time and is the most difficult part of this whole repair.Use some goof off or similar solvent adhesive remover to ease the removal of the felt. A putty knife will likely be helpful too.Once the felt is off, wipe off any excess solvent and make sure the area to be re-felted is clean and dry.Apply small serpentine bead of provided adhesive to the felt strips and glue the new strips on to the dryer. There is more than enough glue in the tube provided to get the job done. After applying felt strips, let them sit for about 30 minutes before reassembling dryer. You may want to use some light duty clamps to hold the felt in place while the glue sets but that's probably not necessary since the glue sets rapidly. Follow the directions on the glue tube.Reassemble in opposite order.Take the opportunity to vacuum out your dryer and give it a good inspection while you have it cracked open. You just might find those socks that disappeared.Here are some "while your at it" ideas:Replace both upper and lower felt strips.Vacuum out entire dryer cabinet and the foam seal on the air box.Replace drive belt.Replace light bulb.Replace bearing ball on rear of drum or apply some lubricant to the bearing. I'm not saying do all these things, I'm just suggesting these items as things to consider based on the age and usage of your dryer.This is an easy one person repair that requires no experience or special tools. Don't pay the repair man. Do it yourself.
The disassembly was very easy and it appeared that this would be a very quick repair. But the removal of the old felt was difficult and once it was removed it took a lot of effort to remove the bits still stuck on. The tool of choice to remove the stuck on felt was a small torch. After that use a coarse sand paper to remove the remnants. Glue on the new felt and reinstall the front panel.
1. Slid putty knife under each side of front of dryer to release lid.2. Removed 2 screws from front of drum to release door assembly.3. Removed wires from door switch.3. Cleaned lint out of inside of dryer.4. Removed old felt seals, upper & lower.5. Removed old glue with goof off type remover.6. Glued new seals on & held then in place with clothes pins. (there was enough glue in the tube that came with the upper glide for both seals)7. Put dryer back together.**Ensure you verify the correct felt seal pieces with the model number of your dryer, usually on inside of door.
Followed your website repair guides and the great belt replacement video.Other parts used were; front lower basket seal, dryer seal, and dryer drum belt.Had no problems except for keeping the drum belt idler pulley tension spring in place. Used the rear access panel to solve this issue.John H. Palm Desert, CA
First unplugged the dryer took off the top. Removed the 2 screws holding the front panel on. Scraped and cleaned old drum glide and lower basket seal. glued new seals on replaced lightbulb while I had it apart then reassembled. It was an easy job and the wife is now happy again.. Thanks to Partselect.Mike
I followed the recommendation from William, from Ardmore, OK and Elvis, from Miami, FL for the repairs. Elvis had detailed instructions as well as William, so I just combined the two and I was able to repair my dryer in three hours time. My sincere thanks to partselect web site in posting the repairs on line and for everyones input. I will be back to use the web site again to troubleshoot my other appliances and order parts (great price, fast service for parts) and I will highly recommend this site to my friends.
Once I found this site, with everybody's description of the problem & fix, it was pretty easy. Pry the front of the top up using a flat screwdriver at each side. Then disconnected the dryer-controls wire bundle (dryer unplugged of course) at the connector, and unscrewed 1 screw on each side of the front panel close to the top (under the controls, back-side of the panel), in order to pry the front panel off - top 1st.With everything opened up, just unscrew the two screws on top of the burner coil. the pull off the plate, slip off the 2 coils, disconnect the wires, and install the new coils in reverse. Put it all back together and you're good!(I replaced the drum glides too, while I was in there - just in time!)
Took apart the dryer, definitely a two person job. Cleaned up a bag full of lint that collected in the dryer (can't believe it didn't start a fire!), removed the old glides and seals, sandpapered off the old adhesive, applied fresh adhesive, attached the glide and seals, waited for the adhesive to dry, reassembled the dryer. Now it's working like a charm!
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.
Disconnected power cord; lifted top using putty knife to open spring holds on the sides of the top; released front panel by removing screw from each side;removed old glide and glue; glued new piece in place; reconnected all parts and let dry overnight.A caution to take care of sharp/rough edges when removing old felt and glide. Goof Off worked well enough along with elbow grease to remove the old glue. A stonger solvent may have worked better, but did not want fumes and residue in the area.Fit of new glide was straightforward and fit well to the lower felt glide..(Turns out that the squeak was primarily from the rear bearing that needed some cleaning and grease, but am glad to have replaced the worn front glide)
Follwed all the other comments real easy
disconnected power unlocked both top sides ,lift top back and take top 2 screws out, then unhooked wiring,then remove whole front away from drum.scrap off all the remaining pieces, then glue and wait till tacky, then apply front lower basket seal and top drum glide seal,replace the front ,hook wires back to proper place , put the two top screw back on!!! happy drying!!!
This was a simple repair. Before I ordered the parts I had read several of the "repair stories" on this site, plus my neighbor explained to me the process. So I had a good idea of what I was getting into.I am not real sure how long it took because I was watching a football game while I was making the repair, but I would guess if I did it straight through it would be about 1 hr.Replacing the Drum Glide and Lower Basket Seal1) Pulled dryer out from the wall2) Unplugged Dryer3) Pop the top off the dryer. Insert a screw driver in the crack right at the corners to pry the top off.4) My dryer had a quick connector for all the wiring (which I found half way through the repair) that allowed me to disconnect all the wires leading to the door. If you can find that disconnect that so you can easily remove the door & front panel.5) Removed two screws holding the front panel on.6) Remove the front panel. Once the 2 screws are removed the only thing holding my front panel on were a couple of clips.7) Removed the Drum Glide (top) & Lower Basket Seal (bottom) around the door frame in the front panel. This is the worst part because you have to scrape a lot of the glue and it takes a little while to do this.8) Glue the Drum Glide. I used some spring clamps to hold it in place. Glue did come with the Drum Glide (but not the Lower Basket Seal)9) Glue the Lower Basket Seal. Since I only had 4 spring clamps I waited until the Drum Glide was secure. So if you have several of these clamps that would be best.** if not replacing the belt skip that section.Replacing Dryer Drum BeltI took a lot of the people's advise and replaced the belt while I had the dryer apart. But if you are only replacing the belt perform steps 1 - 6 above first.1) Remove the access panel on the back of the dryer. Mine had for screws.2) Remove the belt. There is a spring loaded pulley that you just move to one side so the belt will loosen up enough to remove.3) Place the new belt on. I started in the front and moved the belt over the drum to the back. Then moved to the back of the dryer and through the access panel placed the belt over the pulleys.Thats pretty much it. I barely got dirty. Oh, while I was in there I cleaned as much lint as I could. That was the dirty part. Now all you have to do is put it back together.1) Reconnect the front panel, and wire harness.2) Plug it back in.If you are wondering why I didn't replace the bearing, I didn't have any grease and the part fit but didn't look exactly like the current one. And the current one looked ok. Since this was my first attempt at fixing a dryer; I decided not to press my luck.
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