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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:
I removed the top of the dryer by removing two screws located under the front lip of the dryer over the dryer door. Then I removed the dryer door by removing the screws holding the hinges. I then removed the front panel of the dryer by removing the two screws at the top inside two corners. I the removed the old Dryer Drum Slide. The Drum Bearings were almost completley worn off. I installed the (4) new Drum Bearings (2 Clear or White and 2 brown) the same way they were installed on the old Dryer Drum Slide on the new Dryer Drum Slide. I then installed the Dryer Drum Slide the way I removed the old one. Then I pulled the old Lower Front Drum Seal-Felt and replaced with the new one. Works like new!
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After several weeks of my wife and kids complaining about that monster in the other room squeaking and jumping around eating all of their clothes I decided to investigate. I removed the plug in from the socket, pulled the dryer out a few feet and decide to follow the instructions I had come across on my iPad, the videos that were listed on parts select were very helpful to watch as I started the repair job, I removed the bad components as instructed in the video, looked up my part numbers on parts select web site and placed the order. Wow within 2 days my parts had arrived and I was ready to reassemble the dryer. That task was very simple thanks to those videos, I was so surprised at the amount of detail that was given, even looking at the parts assembly diagram was very detailed, the repair was completed in no time, with in 45 minutes the parts were installed and the dryer was plugged back in and ready for a test run ! My wonderful wife and kids were so happy to see that daddy had tamed that monster and the clothes would no longer be eaten by that big white monster, they jumped for joy!!!! Every one was happy once again!!! It was so simple a cave man could do it Thanks to you parts select we saved money on a service call, saved money on the parts, and most important that monster will no longer jump around squeaking and yelping and begging for more clothes hubby says, parts select your the best!!!! Thank you Roger Ozbun
-- Unplug dryer from electrical outlet-- Open Door-- Remove two screws going up into the top panel-- Remove top panel-- Close door-- Remove two screws holding front panel -- Remove Front Panel by turning out, keeping left side close to unit since wires are still connected.-- Vacuum out all loose dust/lint-- Tilt old Drum bearing toward you to remove.-- Remove Old Felt Drum Seal-- Install drum Slides on new Drum Bearing-- Install new Drum Bearing, make sure it clicks into place securely.-- Install new Felt Seal, make sure to push in far enough to securely hook to the clips on the bottom of the Drum Bearing.-- Reinstall front and top panels-- Plug in electrical -- Dry
Worn out top bearing plastic part and worn out felt. Removed top part of the front where the dial and buttons are, then the top, then the front where the parts I was replacing were. It was overall easy and didn't require a cdertified repair person. These were parts that were worn out. I am dissapointed in the GE product. It is only 3 1/2 yrs old and already worn out. Poor design and poor quality parts. I will look at other brands next time when replacing the front loading dryer and washer. Overall a faril;y easy repair that most mechnicaaly oreinted person can do. Also thaks to partselct for the diagrams which helped tremendously with meticulous parts.
Removed top - 2 screws. 2 more and the front comes off. I left the wires connected, and leaned the front against the wall. I then popped the drum bearing, with the slides off of the front, and pulled the felt from the lower half. I took some extra time cleaning lint with a shop vac. I then assembled the new parts back onto the front, and pulled the felt into position - it was a little fussy getting it right. The front panel and the top go back, and it`s done. I am glad I ordered the drum bearing, as the felt was worn much more than I would have guessed. This job could probably be done in 15 minutes next time, not including lint clean-up.
I followed the video on how to repair
I asked my husband to repair it and he said call a repairman. I went online a read stories from others on how easy it was so I ordered the parts myself and did the repair. I strictly followed the video instructions. They were excellent! I also took the time to clean lint from the door and lint trap which i would not have done if a repairman had come to do the work. I now have the confidence to do the rear bearings if they go 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.
Took dryer apart replaced felt seal and the four drum slides put it back together works better now than when it was new!!!!!!
removed the front panel. Removed old bearing, felt and slides. Reversed operation. No problem
I first watched the video provided on the web site to confirm the steps to repair. Simply remove two screws and lift off the top to gain access to the two screws that hold the front. I didn't need to unplug the wiring harness - just fold the dryer front sideways 90 degrees and have plenty room to work. From there it is just unplug the old parts and plug in the new. Everyone else may know this, but there are TWO green bearing slides and TWO white slides on my model. I only ordered one of each the first time. The second time is much easier!!
I simply followed the how to videos. No need to deviate from those.
Watched all the videos replacing the described that were noted when I looked up the noises my drier was making then after watching all the videos i got my tools and took apart the drier and confirmed the parts were indeed warn out and needed replacing I then listed all the parts I needed and ordered them took a few days to get the parts but once I had them I put the drier back together now my 12 year old drier runs like new
Simple. Followed the well organized instructions on the youtube video and it was done in a jiffy! Saved me hundreds of dollars since I didn't need a repair man and my purchased/replaced parts prevented me from having to buy a new dryer!! Thank you!!
Did repair as per the video except I did not disconnect wires, just swung front panel around. Only complaint...discovered parts were much more expensive than other sites.
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