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PartSelect Number PS9861764
This is a duct felt seal for a dryer. The duct felt seal allows the front-load dryer drum to glide smoothly on the front panel. Your dryer will not function properly if the drum felt seal is compromised. Disconnect power to the dryer before completing this repair. You will need to remove the front of the dryer to gain access to the felt seal. This felt seal may differ in appearance from your original but will function the same as your original. This is an OEM replacement part that is sourced directly from the authentic manufacturer.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
First I took the dryer apart to see what the problem was and found that the felt dryer guide had come off it's mount and was broken. Next I saw that the dryer glides were worn away and if it was used much more it would have ruined the whole housing. I ordered the parts from parts select and to my pleasant surprise they were there in two days. The glides sit right over the door and just slip right in. The felt goes on the bottom under the door and sits in a plastic guide in which the felt is placed I tied the ends of the felt down on the ends with a piece of small wire to make sure they stay in place. It's been two weeks since my repair and there are no problems.
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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.
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.
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.
As your help video showed
took it apart and replaced faulty parts, the slides were bad
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
removed the front of the dryer and replaced the upper bearing, it was a very easy repair for what i thought might have been a terminal problem.
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.
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..
Took front of dryer pantel off and replaced parts ordered.dryer sounds very quiet like new dryer.
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!!
The top and front of the dryer had to come off, and taking off the top (and later putting it back on) was the hardest part. The old seal was stretched approximately two feet longer than the replacement part, and its thinness caused the drum to squeak as it scraped by the door panel. We simply pressed the new seal into place after pulling out the old one. Piece of cake. Putting the front of the dryer back on was simple as well. Fitting the top back into its slots properly was the biggest pain of the whole ordeal. The part came in about 2 days. Thanks!
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.
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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