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Drive Belt – Part Number: WE03X29897
Drive Belt
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PartSelect #: PS16542496
Manufacturer #: WE03X29897
This Drive Belt is 89.5" long and comes in black, featuring four ribs on the inside for a better grip. This is a long belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and th...
$36.13
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Duct Felt Seal – Part Number: WE09X27634
Duct Felt Seal
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PartSelect #: PS12722961
Manufacturer #: WE09X27634
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 compromis...
$11.56
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Light Bulb – Part Number: WE05X20431
Light Bulb
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PartSelect #: PS10063224
Manufacturer #: WE05X20431
This light bulb, also known as a drum lamp, illuminates and lights up the dryer drum when the door is open. If the light bulb in the dryer is burnt out or lighting is inconsistent, replacing it can so...
$9.25
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Lint Filter – Part Number: WE03X23881
Lint Filter
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PartSelect #: PS11763056
Manufacturer #: WE03X23881
This is a genuine OEM part that works for some models of GE, and Hotpoint models. This Lint Filter is used for Dryer.
$41.07
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Push-to-Start Switch – Part Number: WE4M416
Push-to-Start Switch
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PartSelect #: PS3487190
Manufacturer #: WE4M416
This switch is used to activate the dryer.
$18.20
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Drum Glide Bearing - White (Sold individually) – Part Number: WE3M51
Drum Glide Bearing - White (Sold individually)
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PartSelect #: PS4704230
Manufacturer #: WE3M51
If your dryer is excessively noisy when operating, is not tumbling, or is leaving marks on your laundry, it may be time to replace the drum glides. The drum glide bearing is a genuine OEM part for you...
$13.17
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Timer Knob – Part Number: WE01X24552
Timer Knob
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PartSelect #: PS11736611
Manufacturer #: WE01X24552
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Drum Bearing Slide – Part Number: WE03X34318
Drum Bearing Slide
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PartSelect #: PS16762550
Manufacturer #: WE03X34318
This OEM replacement dryer slide bearing is white in color, and approximately 3 inches long. The slide bearings are supportive linings for your dryer. If they have eroded, or are damaged, the drums wi...
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Drum Bearing Sleeve – Part Number: WE1M462
Drum Bearing Sleeve
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PartSelect #: PS266777
Manufacturer #: WE1M462
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$24.20
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DOOR SWITCH – Part Number: WE04X28977
DOOR SWITCH
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PartSelect #: PS12722948
Manufacturer #: WE04X28977
$10.00
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Retainer O-Ring – Part Number: WE1M461
Retainer O-Ring
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PartSelect #: PS266776
Manufacturer #: WE1M461
This is a replacement O-ring for the drum bearing retainer on your dryer. The drum bearing is found at the back of the dryer drum. The O-ring is designed to create a seal on the drum bearing. The O-r...
$9.01
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Foam Seal – Part Number: WE1M825
Foam Seal
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PartSelect #: PS2577674
Manufacturer #: WE1M825
This is 39 inches long.
$12.89
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Arthur
December 19, 2019
My GE dryer won't start model gtd42easj2ww what's wrong
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Hello Arthur, thank you for your question. There are a few parts we would recommend testing to determine the issue. They are Push-to-Start Switch Part Number: WE4M416, DOOR SWITCHPart Number: WE04X28977, HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT Part Number: WE04X26139, THERMOSTATPart Number: WE04X25201, and THERMOSTAT Part Number: WE04X25194. I hope this helps!

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Richard
January 6, 2020
Where is the thermal fuse located
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Good Day Richard. Thank you for your question in regards to your unit (Model Number GTD42EASJ2WW). Based on our research, this unit has thermostats which are located on the Mica Heater. The Mica Heater is located on the Drum Assembly. We hope this helps. Best Regards.

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Dann
February 10, 2020
Doesn't advance on automatic cycle changed the timer and thermostat still won't advance
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Hi Dann, Thank you for your question. If you have changed the timer and the thermostat, the issue maybe with the timer knob or the door may not be closing correctly. Check the latch and make sure the door is closing completely and check the knob for signs of damage or wear. We hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day.

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Peter
December 19, 2019
How to remove the lint filter from the dryer?
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Good Day Peter. Thank you for your question in regards to your unit (Model Number GTD42EASJ2WW). Here are some tips to help you remove the lint filter from your unit. Ensure that you have unplugged your unit to avoid being injured from a power surge or electrical current. First open the dryer door, then remove the lint screen by flexing down on it's upper bar to release the tabs holding it in place (which will let you pull the lint filter out). Hope this helps. Best Regards.

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Henry
July 20, 2021
GE dryer makes thumping noise while drying clothes
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Hello Henry, Thank you for the question. We suggest checking the Bracket and Shaft Assembly for wear or damage. We hope this helps!

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Drum belt broke
Removed the front Dryer panel. Left drum in place and lifted it up slightly to get access to motor drive. Slipped belt in place and put panel back on.
This was a first attempt ever at fixing an appliance and it was no big deal.
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Drive Belt
  • Adrian from Middletown, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Broken Dryer Belt
I had to take most of the dryer apart because there is no rear access to the motor. It turned out to be easy to dissasembel the dryer. The only problem that I had was that I could not figure out how to route the belt around the motor and the idol pullies. I could not find anywhere that gave instructions on how to properly tension the belt. I finally figured out that the idoler pulley needs to be locked in place on the right side of the engie mount. Then the belt needs to be routed over idoler pulley and under the motor pulley. Finally release the idoler pully from the locked postion to put tension on the belt. It really turned out to be pretty easy.
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Drive Belt
  • Richard from Ashton, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Rubbing/Squealing Noise While Drying, especially during cold weather
This part arrived at our house two days after I ordered it. I was stunned by how quickly it arrived.

Our dryer was making a very annoying squeaking/rubbing noise while drying and it became worse as the outside temps dropped (it's winter)...colder air cooling the exhaust line, causing metal in dryer to contract more.
... Read more >I called an appliance repair service and they said, "Honestly, your money is going to be better spent to just buy a new dryer. The bearings on these are a pain to replace."

Yeah, right.

I've never taken apart a dryer, but it took me less than 45 minutes to complete this repair and our dryer is back to normal. Total cost was $18, including shipping. A $300 savings versus buying a new dryer.

There is another description of the process for this part so I won't repeat it all.

I did it a little differently than most, namely I did not remove the dryer drum. I simply pulled it out about six inches (make sure and slide belt back as you inch out the drum). But first, unplug the dryer, then remove the top, then the front.

A Philips screwdriver will quickly remove the top of the dryer (two screws on inside front, where door closes) and the front face (two screws at top of front, inside face). Lift the front up about an inch and it is free. I had to disconnect a couple wires, just make sure you mark before you disconnect them.

With that done, the drum will pull straight toward you (out). Make sure and support the weight of the drum as you slide it out. I found no need to remove the drum.

At the rear inside of our drum, there are three Torx screws that hold the bearing assembly on. I have a pretty long reach so I just removed two of the Torx screws, then reached around the back of the drum while removing the third screw, to keep the bearing assembly from falling onto the floor behind the back of the drum.

This plastic bearing is held to the bearing shaft by a little o-ring. Just pull the o-ring off, slide off the old bearing, slide the new bearing on and replace the o-ring (if yours is broken, any home store will have one that will work as a replacement in their faucet repair department).

Reattach the bearing housing to the drum with the Torx screws (get all three started before you tighten any of them), slide the drum back in - make sure you slide the belt as you move the drum back in and support the weight of the drum so you don't bash the bearing assembly into the back of the dryer.

You're doing this part blind, but in a few seconds, you can guide the bearing back into the hole in the back wall of the dryer. It just slides into the hole, nothing fancy.

Put the front of the dryer back on. Then replace the top (I had to remove the five screws on top of the dial panel to give it some flex so the top would pop back into place without stressing the dial panel), plug the dryer back in, and fire it up.

45 minutes after this part arrived at our home, our dryer problems were gone. Now that I've done one, I could probably do it in 20 minutes the next time (it's that simple/easy). And we didn't need a new dryer. Makes me think I should have the appliance guy who told me we needed a new dryer to direct all of these "pain in the fanny" bearing replacements to me because I could charge someone $50 total for the repair and make good money.

Hope all this babble helps someone else who doesn't need a new dryer.
Parts Used:
Drum Bearing Sleeve
  • Gary from Spring Hill, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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