Upper Drum Glide

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:

  • Noisy.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • Will not tumble.
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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerGary from Hernando FL

Metal to metal scrubing sound & squeaking noise as drum turns

Found instructions, correct except for 2 screws at the bottom of the kickplate, which turned out to be 2 philips head screws at top holding control panel to case. Would advise using gloves when holding drum, because front and rear lips are very sharp. This is the second time drum guide and lower basket seal where replaced. First time was in 2006. Saved a bunch of money by doing repair myself. If I had to pay for service call and parts replacement I probability considered replacing unit rather than repair.

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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMichael from Smyrna TN

Dryer leaving brown spots on clothes

First I raised the top of dryer, then removed 2 screws holding the front of dryer to the sides. removed old drum glide using a putty knife and glued new glide in place with glue provided. replaced front and top. The whole job took about 20 minuets and saved me the cost of new dryer

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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from Orange Park FL

Dryer drum upper seal worn

First I removed power from dryer. Then I lifted the lid and removed the 2 screws holding the front onto the dryer. I then used a pair of pliers to grip the seal and help pull it off. Cleaned off old adhesive. Recommend getting GOOP BE GONE. Then apply high temp sealant onto area and place seal on top. Press firmly across it to make sure it is in place. Then put it all back together and your done. Also, if upper seal is worn.recommend ordering lower seal at same time. I didn't and should have. Save yourself from doing this twice.

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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerPlamen from Alexandria VA

Screeching dryer

Open the top cover by pushing the retention clips in from the front (just under the top edge) with the putty knife - that was the hardest to figure out - I found it online.
The rest is just 4 screws - 2 inside to release the plastic filter holder and two on the inner edges of the front panel.
Took the front off, ripped the old slider, cleaned the glue residue with alcohol and mineral spirits and a lot of scrubbing, vacuumed all the lint from the fan.
Then glued the new slider in place and clamped it together. Didnt know how long the glue takes so I left it overnight, just in case.
It works well now. Cleaning the ducts and the fan with the vacuum hose made a world of an efficiency difference. They should make an easy way to do this for regular maintenance!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

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CustomerPaula from Somerset MA

Tub rubbing, clother getting stuck and burning

removed old seal and drum glide. sanded off old glue. replaced with new parts, cleaned out the whole bottom of the dryer, runs good as new.

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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerEDWARD from EDISON NJ

Our clothes would get caught in between the drum & the front cover, making marks on the clothes.

I unpluged the dryer, raised the top cover up, removed 2 two screws & pulled front cover out. Removed the old seal, cleaned the area & installed the new seal. Reinstalled as new. Very, very easy.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customerkevin from knoxville IA

Cloths were getting snagged on top drum guide

Partselect provided me with what to look for with my symptoms and excellent delivery time.

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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerBryon from Springerville AZ

Dryer making groaning, squeking and thumping sound

Moved dryer out where I could get to all sides, then pulled top off, then unscrewed the front panel. The drum lifted out of it's ball bearing assembly in the back with a little force. Then it slid out fairly easy.

I replaced the rear bearing assembly, the bottom drum glide strip, the top drum glide and the vent seal all at the same time. The glue for the glide strips took about an hour to set up and I used clothes pins every 4-6 inches as suggested by someone else here on this site. Then I vaccuumed out the entire dryer body, vent pipes and every nook and cranny.

I put everything back as it had come out and then put the dryer back in it's place. Plugged it back in and it's as quiet as when it was new. Total time of project was about 1:45.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRonald from Lititz PA

Drum has too much play, scorching clothes.

This is the second time that I have replaced these parts on this unit. The top pops up and then removing two screws holding the front panel on,just pop it off - don't forget to unplug the connector on the top right. Scrape the old drum glide and basket seal off of the front panel making sure you get as much as possible off, clean the surface and re-glue both pieces back onto the panel. The glue set up pretty fast so don't linger. Re-assemble and you're good to go. The hardest part is getting the old glide and seal off - that took about 1 hour of scraping. Make sure you get it clean.

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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
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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTracey from Barbeau MI

Dryer was eating zippers and buttons

Removed the front plate. Scraped off the old felt lining on top of opening. Cleaned, dried and applied glue. Glue is SUPER sticky! Applied felt strip and let sit for 30 mins. The light hole plug just popped in place (2 seconds). My wife held the lid while I scrunched the door back on (tight fit) and we just pushed down on the white tabs that are were attached to the felt to get it to pop back in to place. Wallah! Cheap fix!

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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerJack from Phoenix AZ

Drum glide worn out - loud screeching noise.

I popped the top lid of the dryer which has hinges in the rear allowing it to be lifted. This exposes the drum. The front panel then can be detached using a nut driver and phillips screwdriver. The door shut off switch must be then removed so the front panel can be pulled away. I used an adjustable wrench to remove the lock nut. Once the front panel is clear of the drum, the felt and nylon glides are exposed. I removed the felt using a paint scraper, and cleaned the adhesive residue with lacquer thinner. The provided high temperature adhesive was then applied, I waited a minute per the directions, then applied the new felt and glides. The dryer reassembles in reverse of the above disassembly, making sure not to forget to reinstall the door switch. I plugged the dryer back in, and ran a load of laundry in quiet efficiency. Your part arrived quickly, the directions were good, and the dryer now works wonderfully.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerPhillip from San Rafael CA

Brown scortch marks on clothes

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.

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  • Upper Drum Glide

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerguillermo from los angeles CA

Drum turning out of balance, due to worn out drum glide top and bottom, and clothes being cougth beteween dryer frame and drum

I removed the top lid, then removed the front panel, to expose top and bottom drum glides attached to panel, then using a carpenter shisel, and cutting knive scraped away the old worn out glides, wiped clean with acetone the area were the new glides were being cemented. all of this thanks to couple of customers that had the same issues on their dryer, and documented step by step their own way to have this done, I just followed thru their experiences.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDonald from Monroe MI

Cloths getting stuck between drum and door frame

replaced upper drum gasket(felt) hardest part was removing old gasket(felt) used a wire wheel on a cordless drill and the material came right off job was very easy to complete and got great service from parts select

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