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

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PartSelect Number PS960316
Manufacturer Part Number WE3M26
Manufactured by GE

This front drum bearing helps your dryer operate as quietly as possible. It is about 10 inches in height and 22 inches in width. It is made entirely out of plastic and is white in color. If your dryer model has a light in it, remove the light bulb before removing the bearing because it will hit the bulb and potentially shatter it. This is an OEM part and is sold individually. Please note that although the slides are not included in this part, the drum slides should also be replaced when replacing this bearing.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

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

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Related Parts Additional or alternate parts to consider.

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Drum Bearing Slide - Green

Part Number 6447706

The drum slides give support to the front of the dryer drum. As they start to break down it may cause your dryer to make noise or not dry clothes in an appropriate amount of time. This item is sold individually. You will need to purchase two as there are two located in your dryer. They attach to the outer-most sides of the bearing. The manufacturer recommends replacing both slides at the same time. Use this as an opportunity to clean out the lint and dust in the dryer to keep your machine running smoothly. This is a genuine replacement part that comes directly from the manufacturer.

$4.12
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Drum Bearing Slide - White

Part Number 755842

This is a drum bearing slide, also known as bearing drum slide, glide, or pad, that is fitted to a dryer. The slide functions by supporting the front drum as the drum rotates. This is a white plastic part that is sourced directly from the manufacturer. Although the part is sold individually, it is recommended to check the other slide because they often wear at the same rate, and should be replaced at the same time. The drum bearing slide may need to be replaced if the dryer is not tumbling, takes longer than usual to dry clothes, or is noisy.

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Question:

Need to purchase and replace this part but have no sweet clue how to get to it. Can you point me in the right direction?

Luke
Answer:

Hello Luke, you need to start this repair by taking the cabinet off in the back. After this is done, disconnect the wires that connect the door and lift the front panel off the dryer to set aside. From here you should be able to start your installation. I hope this helps.

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Question:

I need to replace my front bearing support. What else do you recommend I look at since this part has worn out and im replacing it anyways

Kelly
Answer:

Hello Kelly, we recommend also replacing the drum slides. You will need 4 of them, and they are sold separately. See related parts for both the white and the green style. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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So I replaced this part, the glides, the felt ring, and the belt. I thought everything was well and good but when I turned the dryer on theres a new noise. Do any of these parts need time to settle or did I do something wrong?

Noah
Answer:

Hi Noah, unfortunately it sounds like you need to replace the rear drum bearing kit WE25M40. We recommend installing this assembly because it will ensure a longer lifespan for your dryer, and all the new replacement parts you recently installed. Best of luck with this repair.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: brad 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Alan from Chesterton, IN

Whining/grinding noise when running..

Basically, I ordered 2 slides the bearing and the felt, all of which I was told were "usually" the cause of the noise issues. I believe they were, I replaced them all and it runs quiet as a church mouse! Thank you for all the help..

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: dallas from danville, KY

Squeaking when drying

Took front of dryer pantel off and replaced parts ordered.dryer sounds very quiet like new dryer.

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Laura 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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Parts Used:
  • Front Drum Bearing
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Anton from Shelby Township, MI

Squeeking in dryer when running.

This is the 2nd time in 3 years I had to do this repair. There needs to be a better design. I suggest that when you hear squeeking that you replace the teflon pcs fast so you don't have to replace the drum bearing.
Now for the repair. Take dryer door off (4 screws) it makes the repair easier. There is 2 long screws that hold the top to the front of the dryer. Once removed you can pull out the top of the front of dryer and it unhooks from the bottom. I suggest using the vacuum and clean thoroughly while you have it apart. Unplug the wire for the light (3 wires) so you can completely remove the front of the dryer. The drum bearing snaps out (after you remove the light bulb). Insert 4 new teflon pcs into new drum bearing before re-attaching to dryer. Plug the wires back in and put the light bulb back in. Hook the bottom to the dryer and make sure bearing goes areound drum when putting back on. Put 2 long screws back in to attach the top to the front. Re-attach door and your job is done. You should not have to disconnect dryer from gas but you should unplug dryer. This is a very easy repair. I don't know why they call this part a drum bearing when there is no bearings involved at all.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Michael from Princeton, NJ

Loud screeching/squeaking when in use

1. Remove Door 2. Remove two screws holding top of dryer on then slide top out. 3. Remove two screws holding front of dryer on. They're towards the top on the inside Then remove front. 4. Drum bearing just snaps out, so just pull or pry it out. And install new one. Just snaps in. 5. Install Drum slides. Make sure you order all four !! . 6. since you have it all apart you should vaccuum any excess debris (lint) out. 7. Put it back together. The top slides in and down , mine needed a "little persuading" back in. Make sure the gasket around the lint tube is still there or lined up properly (mine fell off) . I changed the felt strip also, if you do it make sure you pay attention to how it came off !!
You have to stretch it a little.

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: LARRY from WALNUT, CA

Dryer was eating and shredding clothes

Removed Two Screws securing top of dryer to front of dryer. Removed 4 screws securing button panel to back of dryer. Removed top and set it to the side.
removed 2 screws securing front to sides and removed front of dryer, leaving electrical connectors connected. Removed old felt from lower drum support and removed old worn out upper drum bearing(only one slide was left). Snapped new drum bearing into front, installed new slides on drum bearing and new felt. Reinstalled all components in reverse of dismantle and fired her up. Works like a charm. My children hated the electrical dryer I was using in interim.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: dan from machesney park, IL

Loud vibrating noise

opened the dryer door,removed the two screws under the top and removed the top. then removed the two screws that held the front panel on, removed the drum top bearing which only snapped into place chaned the 4 drum slides, whuch were old and very worn down snapped back into place ,vaccumed the lint out and then put the drum on the bearing tested it and the noise was gone ,then i put the front plate back on the the top total time was 20 minutes .and has been quiet ever since. i ordered the part online and it was here in two days . i am very happy because its the first time i ever attemted to fix an apliance on my own.

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Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
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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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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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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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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS960316
Manufacturer Part Number: WE3M26
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