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960316-1-S-GE-WE3M26            -Front Drum Bearing
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Front Drum Bearing

PartSelect Number PS960316

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.

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$54.43

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$45.36
Get this part fast. Average delivery time via standard shipping: 1.8 days.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: Teresa from Canton, GA

Dryer squeaked & clothes would get stuck in the slide above door

Removed front, top & sides of dryer. Replaced front slide by pulling off old and inserting new one. Located bearings, and replaced them. Reassembled dryer.
I received the parts I ordered quickly and each part fit and resolved the problem. I will continue to use this company for parts as needed.

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Parts Used:
  • Front Drum Bearing
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Edward from Beaverton, OR

Dryer was extremely noisy

This dryer uses pieces of slippery plastic on a plastic support attached to the dryer front as a drum bearing. Over time the slippery plastic wears out and the underlying support will wear through like mine did.
To replace this, first unplug the dryer and then remove the two screws inside the top edge of the door opening to free the top of the dryer cabinet. You may want to remove the door first for easier handling. Next lift up the cabinet top and pull it free to expose the drum and bearings. The front of the dryer is held on with two screws at the top front corners, remove these and tilt the front forward to expose the drum bearings. remove any remaining plastic sliders and pull the old bearing support free, stating at the top and watching out for the light bulb if present. Then install the new bearing support and replace the sliders. Now tilt the front panel back into place, guiding the bearings into the drum and lining up the tabs and slots. Replace the screws, this requires some fiddling to get the alignment right, then work the top panel back into place, reinstall the screws in the door opening and replace the door if it was removed.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jeanne from Donora, PA

Squeek when dryer was running

removed front door, removed front panel unclipped old drum bearing installed new one installed four new drum slides which were completely worn away. the slides are different two different pairs. i fold out which ones go where from one of i guys on your web site only one of them mentioned two white and two gray where they went. thank you parts came fast fit like a glove dryer is perfect. price was right to.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Richard from Glen Allen, VA

Very loud squeaking noise while running

First I unplugged the dryer then removed the two screws just inside the door along the upper edge. Top comes right off then there is a screw holding the front on at each side. Removed the front, popped off the old drum bearing, put on the new one. The four drum slides, which you need all four are placed at the top edge of the bearing two on each upper side. Vacuumed out the inside of the dryer, reassembled and runs like new!

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Parts Used:
  • Front Drum Bearing
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Linda from Emmett, ID

Loud noise when drying clothes

First I removed the two screws on the underneath side in the door at the top and removed the old drum bearing and installed new one with the 2 new plastic slide bearing. It was easy and I will tell all of my friends and family about the website. Service was fast and simple to order the right part. Thank you.......Linda

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: jeffrey from adamsville, AL

Loud squeaking when dryer was in operation

2 screws, lift the top off and snapped in new drum bearing then added the 4 drum slides and placed top back on dryer, replaced 2 screws. Piece of cake!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Mike from White Cloud, MI

Dryer sqeaking

remove the 2 screws going into the top, remove it
remove the 2 screws going to the front panel, set it aside install parts and reverse order. very easy to do

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: James from Fairbanks, AK

Dryer squealed as it spun

I removed the 2 screws that held the top on. They are located inside the door on the upper lip. I then removed the 2 screws that held the front of the dryer in place. From there I leaned the front against my leg and the drum bearing just snapped off and the new one snapped into place. I replaced the front drum slides easily. They just slip into place. I put everything back together and it is now quiet. Very easy.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jeremy from Saline, LA

Dryer made loud squeak when turned on

First I removed the front and top panel to the dryer. I then popped of the drum bearing, popped the new one on, added slides and put the top and sides back on. Turned on the dryer and it works just like new. All for less than a repair man would come out on a call for.

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Parts Used:
  • Front Drum Bearing
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: DUANE from Kutztown, PA

Loud banging

When I first ordered the part, I did not know I needed 4 slides for the bearing. 2 of my slides had disintegrated. Make sure you have 2 good white slides, and 2 good blue slides, or order them with the bearing, or you will pay another $7.50 for shipping.
Once I got all of the parts and put it together using only common sense, I found it was binding tight. So I realigned the back of the drum that I had messed up while I was trying to diagnose the problem.
Parts Select definitely helped with diagnosis, through this comment section.
Thanks!

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jeffrey from Kelso, WA

Loud scraping noise when dryer is running. Also clothing would get stuck around the drum.

First with a screwdriver,I removed the two screws and lifting the top and the front panel of the dyer off. The worn parts were easily removed and the new parts just snapped into place. I then just put the front and top panels back on and the whole job took less than 20 minutes to complete. The next day I received a letter from GE that the warranty would expire and would I like to buy an extention. Thanks to PartsSelect I saved a lot doing it myself.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Ronald from Urbana, IL

Noises during cycle

I was actually able to do the repair based on the other repair stories listed on this site. Their instructions were clear and concise which made the job a breeze. The last time I had a repairman come out the bill was $95.00 to disconnect and reconnect a wire. For less than $50.00 I was able to do a much bigger job for a whole lot less. The best part of it all: my wife thinks I'm a genius.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Terry from Brandon, MS

Dryer was shaking and vibrating all over the floor

Took top and front panel off. Pulled top bearing shroud off, replaced and installed the slides on new top bearing. Installed felt gasket on the bottom piece of lower shroud. Installed new lamp and put back together to check out. Dryer working great now. Should have changed the belt but it is not squelling so it is fine.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Dave from Ottawa, IL

Dry drum was squeeking

Replased drum slide, and wear bearings.
Very easy repair, and the squeeking is gone!!

Thanks for the easy ordering and fast delivery!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Steven 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.

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