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Drum Bearing Slide

PartSelect Number PS6447706

There are 2 per dryer. They attach to the outer-most sides of the bearing. Manufacture recommends to replace both slides at the same time. NOTE:Sold individually.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Unusual Noise.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Will not start.
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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerNick from Memphis TN

Screeching noise

removed top of dryer to expose screws holding front cover. removed two more screws took front off, installed slides and felt seal. easy as 123...

thanks parts select for quick and easy ordering/shipment.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJames from Gulfport MS

Loud screeching noise when dryer was running.

Removed top of dryer, removed the front housing. Cleaned the interior of dryer cabinet and all the build-up of lint and other matter with shop vac. Placed front housing on work table and removed the old drum bearing and felt seal. Cleaned the old lint and crud from housing. Installed the new bearing and slides. Some of the seals had deteriated, so I used some weather stripping to re-seal the exhaust port and connector. Reinstalled the front panel and hooked up the electrical connections. Tested operation before replacing the top cover. Drum is now very smooth again, and no squeeking. Very simple repair. I might also mention, I priced these parts at a local parts house, and found I would have been better off buying a new machine if I had bought the parts localy. ( I forgot to mention I unpluged the machine before removing any parts.) Hope anyone reading this has as successful a job as I did.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDOUG from BRAINERD MN

Dryer was making a loud squeeking noise

The repair was very easy. Had to remove the front of dryer, parts fit great. It was worth the extra money to ship parts next day then to listen to the squeeking anymore.

Thanks to this site I was able to get the parts fast!!!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerEric from Austin TX

Dryer making loud screeching noise

1. remove top
2. remove front panel
3. remove/replace drum bearing
4. replace panels
5. enjoy cold beer

save yourself money working on your own appliances. appliance repairs often times don't require special tools, are very easy to diagnose and repair.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customergreg from indianapolis IN

Squeaky loud dryer

i watched the video and read a little about it and finshed the job in 30 minutes for less than $50.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSHANE from SANDY OR

Very loud dryer when running

This repair was so easy..removed four screws and replaced front bearing(big plastic peice) and four small plastic peices...project done in less than 15 minutes!!!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerWilliam from Southington CT

Noise drum when in operation

As your help video showed

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDuane from La Grange Highlands IL

Loud noise

How I did the repair ??...............it was real simple.
watched the video one time and followed his instructions.
It was so easy I couldnt believe it

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAdrian from Rutland VT

Not drying clothes, felt seal hanging in the dryer

Took dryer apart replaced felt seal and the four drum slides put it back together works better now than when it was new!!!!!!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerElaine from Pipersville PA

The clothes were getting caught and dryer was squeaking

I looked online and It showed me a video to fix what was wrong and it couldn't have been easier!!! Saved myself at least $100 by doing it myself. The parts were the right ones and I will definitely look here first if anything else goes wrong with my washer/dryer.

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  • Drum Bearing Slide

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMike from Desert Hot Springs CA

Squeaky drum

The gentleman knew what the problem was, sent the right part, and I looked like I was smart.

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  • Drum Bearing Slide

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerjames from lawrenceville GA

With heavy load in dryer a loud scrapeing noise

Your instructions were execellent
Problem is solve
Thank you

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerJohn from Houston TX

Loud noise during operation, rubbing sound

Watched your video, very helpful, not exactly the same unit but all the essentials were there. The only step that was time consuming was the belt replacement with tensioner. Also needed help with the rear bearing installation. Either the drum in the video was smaller or the technician was a gorilla, couldn't reach both inside and outside as required.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerbrad from plainfield IN

The dryer was squeeking loud

i opened the dryer door and took out the two bolts with phillips screw driver.i raised the top of the dryer up a little bit to un bolt the screws one on the left and one on the right.lift up on the front the dryer and pull out.you should be able to fix the problem. watch video of this sight how to help you fix problem it helped me alot.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLaura from Belton TX

Squeaking very loudly

I read over other people's repair stories and it seemed like something I could do myself, so I gave it a shot.
First I unplugged the dryer and wrestled it onto my back porch, because I don't have room to work in my laundry room.
1. I removed the door by unscrewing the 4 hinge screws.
2. I removed the 2 screws at the top of the recess the door fits into.
3. I removed the top of the dryer.
4. There were 2 inner screws holding the front in place (which is why the top had to come off, because there is no other way to get at those screws...and they are near the top of the dryer at each front corner)...I removed these to take the front off. I had to use a flat-tip screwdriver to pry it out at the bottom, but it wasn't very hard to do. I also disconnected the wires, which was easy, but just be sure to note how they hook together so that you get them hooked back together correctly.
5. I removed the old felt, noting how it was positioned so I could install the new felt correctly.
6. I removed the old drum bearing. It was cracking on the top of it, and all 4 slides were totally gone, so I'm glad I ordered all 4 of them!
7. I cleaned everything up and found .37 cents in change!
8. I installed the new drum bearing...it just clips into place.
9. I installed the 4 slides. I had watched a video here on how to do that, and it really is super-easy. There was just a bit of one green/gray slide left, so that told me which went where.
10. I installed the new felt.
11. I reconnected the wires and put the front on.
12. I put the top on.
13. I put the door back on.
14. I wrestled the dryer back inside and plugged it in.
15. I turned it on to test it...it worked, and NO MORE SQUEAK!!

My dryer has been working great ever since. I would like to note that I bought this dryer used, so I really am not sure of how old it is...so I guessed. It seemed to be in good condition, and the person I bought it from plugged it in and let me see that it worked...and it didn't squeak then. It started squeaking about halfway through the first load of clothes I did. Still, I got it at a good price and luckily it didn't cost too awful much to get the parts needed to silence that squeak.

I am really thankful that there is a site like this to help people who might not be able to afford a repair other than to do it themselves. I know some just don't like to pay the high cost of repair, but some (like me) simply don't have the money for that. So thank you VERY MUCH for all of your help...it is greatly appreciated!!

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