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Rear Drum Bearing Kit – Part Number: 5303281153
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
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PartSelect #: PS459829
Manufacturer #: 5303281153
This rear drum bearing kit is designed for use with dryers. It supports the rear of the drum in your appliance as it tumbles your clothes during the drying cycle. If your drum will not tumble, or if i...
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Drum Belt – Part Number: 134503600
Drum Belt
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PartSelect #: PS1148434
Manufacturer #: 134503600
This drum belt, often referred to as a drive belt, is used in the assembly of dryers. It goes around the drum, the idler pulley, and the motor pulley. As the armature on the motor spins, this belt is ...
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Upper Drum Glide – Part Number: 5303937139
Upper Drum Glide
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PartSelect #: PS470317
Manufacturer #: 5303937139
The upper drum glide is attached to the front panel of your dryer, you can locate it by removing the top portion of your dryer. The drum glide allows the drum to rotate with ease and little sound. The...
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Drum Support Bearing – Part Number: 131825900
Drum Support Bearing
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PartSelect #: PS418807
Manufacturer #: 131825900
If your dryer does not tumble, will not start, is noisy, or is leaving marks on your clothing, you may need to replace the drum support bearing. The drum is supported at the rear by a bearing, which a...
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Heating Element Assembly – Part Number: 131553900
Heating Element Assembly
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PartSelect #: PS418120
Manufacturer #: 131553900
This dryer heating element produces heat to dry clothes and is located in the rear of a dryer. If the heater element is burned, the dryer does not heat or over heats, or clothes are taking too long to...
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Thermal Limiter - Limit 220 – Part Number: 134120900
Thermal Limiter - Limit 220
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PartSelect #: PS419402
Manufacturer #: 134120900
The dryer thermal limiter, also known as a thermal fuse, blows the fuse to cut off power to the dryer when the dryer begins to overheat. Once the dryer reached 220 degrees Fahrenheit, the heat cuts ou...
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Front Lower Drum Seal – Part Number: 5303283286
Front Lower Drum Seal
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PartSelect #: PS460194
Manufacturer #: 5303283286
The front lower drum seal is used in the assembly of dryers. This seal helps keep your appliance running quietly. It allows the drum to smoothly rotate on the front panel. If you notice brown marks on...
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Door Latch Kit – Part Number: 5366021400
Door Latch Kit
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PartSelect #: PS475419
Manufacturer #: 5366021400
The door latch is designed to keep your dryer door closed, even during the drying cycle. If your dryer door will not stay closed, the drying cycle might not start, or it could stop suddenly. If you no...
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Turn - Type Start Switch – Part Number: 134398300
Turn - Type Start Switch
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PartSelect #: PS975832
Manufacturer #: 134398300
This part is used to start the dryer once you have selected a setting on the timer.
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Dryer Drum Bearing Bracket – Part Number: 131724301
Dryer Drum Bearing Bracket
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PartSelect #: PS12579101
Manufacturer #: 131724301
This drum bearing bracket is for dryers. Drum bearing bracket holds and supports the drum bearing
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High Limit Thermostat – Part Number: 3204267
High Limit Thermostat
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PartSelect #: PS446428
Manufacturer #: 3204267
This high limit thermostat is used in a dryer and monitors the temperature to make sure it does not exceed 260 degrees Fahrenheit. When your dryer temperature reaches 260 it will cut it out and only c...
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Lint Filter – Part Number: 131450300
Lint Filter
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PartSelect #: PS417841
Manufacturer #: 131450300
Located at the front of the dryer, this lint filter traps lint and debris from the exhaust air flowing out of the dryer drum. This part measures approximately 12 inches long x 7 inches high, has a pla...
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Squealing noise
We followed the instructions for the drum glide replacement and changed the belt and drum support bearing piece, cleaned it out too. Works like a charm. Thanks for saving us a bundle.
Parts Used:
Drum Belt Upper Drum Glide Drum Support Bearing
  • Cynthia from Lexington, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
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Loud Squeaking
1. Unplug dryer from outlet
2. Using Lg. flat screwdriver, pry under the front edge of the top and release two spring tabs
3. Lift up top and tilt back out of your way
4. Unscrew two phillips scews on inside of front panel
5. Lift up and out the front panel. Two spring clips at bottom.
6. Rlease tension on drum belt at the motor. Access panel at rear of dryer.
7.Unscrew 3 screws from inside, center rear of drum.
8. Remove drum through the front of the dryer. You may have to spread the sides apart a little bit for it to fit
9. Lift up on the rear drum bearing to remove it from the bearing retainer. ( U shaped plastic socket)
10. unsrew 2 screws and remove the bearing retainer, ground ball. Ball retainer is on outside of dryer.
11. Vacuum everything--duct, blower, lint trap, ect.
12. Intall new bearing retainer and grounding ball, an assistant is helpful at this time, one to hold ball retainer on rear of dryer, one to screw it in from the inside
13. reassemble remainder of parts in reverse order.
Parts Used:
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • Frank from Boyertown, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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short circuit with a brasier metal support
Disconect the dryer from the main power source.

1) Remove the two screws from the rear / upper panel (below the control panel).

2) Snap the front side using a flat head screw driver.

3) On the inside front, remove two screws (one on each side) from the upper side and snap the door assembly off.

4) Remove the rear motor access panel (two screws) and appying tension to the spring remove the belt.

5) Pull the drum upwards (verticaly) unnapping it from the rear wall and remove it horizontally through the front panel.

6) Disconect the four leads to the heating element and remove the four screws from the rear of the dryer and replace the heating element.

Follow the same steps backwards to put the dryer together again.
Parts Used:
Heating Element Assembly
  • Juan Carlos from Weston, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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