9493079-1-S-GE-WE03X20570-Top Bearing
9493079-1-S-GE-WE03X20570-Top Bearing 9493079-2-S-GE-WE03X20570-Top Bearing 9493079-3-S-GE-WE03X20570-Top Bearing

Top Bearing

PartSelect Number PS9493079

Note: The drum slides should also be replaced when your replacing the drum bearing. Slides are NOT included. This part helps your dryer operate as quietly as possible.

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

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Noisy.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Compare At

    $24.24
  • You Save

    $4.04
  • Your Price

    $20.20
In Stock
Order within the next 7 hrs and your part ships today!
Fast Shipping Get this part fast. Average delivery time via regular ground: 1.8 days.

Videos For installing this part.

Installation Instructions Provided by PartSelect customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 3.9 / 5.0, 114 reviews What's this?
 

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerdouglas from mooers forks NY

Front bearing and slides worn

First looked up on Google how to correct the squeak. Almost got into an internet trap by a you tube video looking to seel the slides for $20.00 (white) & $24.00 (green) each but luckily found your website. I originally ordered just the slides (first order) then aferwards ordered everything. Replacement parts fit right in without any struggle.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael from New Castle IN

Loud squeaking noise

Order and repair went fine. Just followed installation instructions already posted. However, after the repair it would overheat and shut off. Tested thermostats and they were good. Forums repeatedly talked about air flow problems but I knew it was clean. Ended up putting foam weather stripping on inside of front panel where it meets duct of squirrel fan and that fixed it.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSteven from Lexington SC

Dryer squeaking, vibrating.

UNPLUG DRYER FIRST.Open dryer door find 2 screws at top of dryer door opening ( pointing upward). Remove screws and pop top panel of dryer up and remove it. Remove 2 screws near top of front panel (on the inside facing toward you). Careful not to drop them down into dryer interior. Pop front panel with door attached forward by tilting toward you. then lift off bottom tabs and turn panel / door assembly to the side. Careful not to pull wires at bottom loose. Carefully pop "Drum Bearing" off. This is the half moon shaped part that the "Drum Slides" (2) clear and(2) "green" pop on to. Replace drum bearing. Put new slides (4) on drum bearing. Replace felt seal. Place front panel back on dryer by carefully lifing dryer drum up while pushing front panel onto dryer. This allows the drum to "sit" on the felt seal. Put screws back onto top of front panel. Replace top panel , which can be tricky, by aligning tabs near contol panel with slots on top panel then lowering front of top panel into place. Then put screws back near top of door opening to secure top panel. Test dryer by turning off the heat on the heat setting knob and allow dryer to run for a time. Then try it with some clothes and heat. If it is still making noise then check rear bearing/bushing. Mine was fine and this repair fixed the issue. By the way, all but one of my 4 slides were worn to nothing and the drum had been "eating" into the "drum bearing making it paper thin in several areas. The felt was worn out also. This allowed the drum to settle down and gap at top which allowed clothes and dryer sheets to get caught between drum and dryer cabinet.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerClifton from Donaldsonville LA

Loud squeaking

FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTION VIDEO AND FOUND IT PRETTY EASY. IT TOOK A LITTLE LONGER DUE TO CLEANING ALL THE OLD LINT OUT OF THE UNIT. ITEMS CHANGED FIXED THE PROBLEM AND WORKING LIKE NEW.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerCheryl from Inwood WV

Suealing noise when drum turns.

Disconnect power. Removed 2 screws from dryer door to dryer top cover. Removed dryer top cover. Remove two screws from dryer front panel to dryer side panels. Lift front /door panel up and swing to side. Remove old dryer drum bearing. Install new drum bearing and slides. Assemble dryer.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPamela from Mouth Of Wilson VA

The drum bearing and slides worn out

The dryer literally ate my clothes!! We took the front cover off the dryer, removed the old parts and snapped in the bearing, felt seal and slides and now it just dries....it doesn't eat anything.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJeanne from Owensboro KY

Screaching

I have always been mechanically inclined so when my dryer started making noise I turned it into a family project. I found your website and studied what could be the problem. My 13 year old son and I took the dryer apart and found that it was the front drum bearing. i ordered the parts and my son did most of the work. Only had to take out two screws holding the top on and two holding the front. Vacumed out lint and followed directions on your site to replace parts. up and running in about 30 minutes.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJustin from Genoa IL

Constant squealing noise

Unplug the dryer from the wall. I took the door off by removing the 4 screws that held it on. Removed the 2 screws in the top of the door frame to allow the top to come off. The top lifted off and slid to the left about an inch to release it from the panel. There are 2 screws in the cabinet on the top left and right. Remove these and the front panel will pop off. You can disconnect the closed door switch if you want to but not needed to complete the job. The worn drum bearing pops out with a little force. Attatch the new glides to the new drum bearing. Your old bearing may have only had 2 glides, mine did. I installed 4 as there are slots for 4 glides. Remove the punch-out disk at the top of the bearing. Starting with the bottom, snap the new bearing into place. Remove the old felt. I started at the middle of the lower drum bearing using the middle of the felt and pushed it into the slot provided. Making sure the drum is positioned correctly in the bearing, close the front panel and reinstall the screws. Putting the top on requires a little finesse, just work with it and it'll work for you. Reinstall the screws in the top of the door frame to the top panel. Reinstall door. Plug in and test. It may make a rubbing noice but this should go away after use and the glides get worn in.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerCHRISTOPHER from BALTIMORE MD

Squealing drum

I have encountered this problem in the past. Over time, the front plastic drum bearing and the 4 front glide tabs wear down, requiring replacement. To start this repair, unplug the dryer and open the door. Remove the 2 philips screws under (top) of the open door frame that secure the top panel. Remove top panel by lifting up and pulling towards you. Remove the two philips screws (left and right) at the top inside front panel. Support the front panel and "swing" it gently to the left like opening a door, using caution not to damage the wires to the light at the bottom of the panel. Take this opportunity to vacuum out all the accumulated lint around the frames, drum, and vents to prevent any dryer fires. Remove the light bulb. Remove the damaged bearing by separating at the snap points. Save any old glides that are still serviceable. Install glides on the new bearing and punch out the plastic disc to uncover the light bulb hole. Install the new bearing, snapping securely into place, and making sure all wires and felts are secure and away from the drum movement area. Replace the bulb. Replace the front panel in a reverse motion, seating the bottom edges first (a second pair of hands is helpful here), then seating the drum onto the bearing and glides. Replace front panel screws. Replace top panel, fitting the tabs near the control panel first, then swinging down and in, using caution not to damage the control panel. Replace door frame screws to secure top panel. Plug in and test run, being sure to allow adequate time for the burner to light.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJanice from Snellville GA

Loud noise when running

I followed other peoples instructions and comments on how to remove front cover, Thank you to them. It made this job simple to do. Them I replaced all of my parts that i ordered. Dryer works and sound great Thanks Again.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Denton NC

Drum squaling

replaced drum slides and bearing

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMark from Battle Creek MI

Squeaking drum bearing

Yawn..anyone who has a Phillips screw driver and remembers, "righty - tighty" and "lefty - loosey" will have no problem...You Tube is there for those who need a visual; it will probably take longer to watch the video than do the repair.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGustavo from Miramar FL

Squeaky dryer

I basically follow the instruction from previous feedbacks. It is very simple just as 1-2-3. The previous instruction are very clear so no need to rewrite them.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerEric from Gardner KS

Squeeking as drum turned.

First I unplugged the dryer. Then opened the door, removed both screws on top in opening. Then pulled up the top of the dryer and removed two screws, one on each side of dryer and pulled the front off the dryer.
I removed the door light from drum bearing housing and pulled off the old drum bearing. I took the new drum bearing, installed the 4 new drum slides onto the drum bearing housing. 2 front dryer drum slides and 2 drum slides. Then snapped it into place and reinstalled the door light. I then vaccumed out the dryer, re-installed the front of the dryer and secured it with one screw on each side, pushed the top back down and screwed in the two screws in the top of the door opening. Job completed, it was fast and the squeek is gone.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerjoseph a. from fairbanks AK

Loud screaching while running

pulled the top with 2 screws
pulled front with 2 screws
carefull not to pull wires
removed bad parts not to hard
cleaned lint and felt
put new parts in reassembled
worked good
make sure you replace all 4 slides
if bearing is cracked replace
and for sure replace felt when you are this far
its a cheap repair

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?