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PartSelect Number PS960316
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: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
remove the 2 screws going into the top, remove itremove the 2 screws going to the front panel, set it aside install parts and reverse order. very easy to do
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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