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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...
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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 ...
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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 b...
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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 Fahrenhe...
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Manufacturer #:5303212849
Use this idler pulley assembly with gas or electric clothes dryer that has a flat dryer belt. ***Please NOTE: This part has been redesigned by the manufacturer and may not fit you...
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Manufacturer #:5300622034
Coil only.
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Manufacturer #:5303281019
This grounding ball is used in dryers and works to prevent friction in the rear bearing when the drum rotates. If your dryer is making a squealing, loud, banging noise or will not ...
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PartSelect #:PS2378363
Manufacturer #:131475320
This dryer heating assembly has 5/16" terminal on the housing.
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Rear Drum Bearing Kit – Part Number: 5303281153
  • Customer: Frank from Boyertown, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 303 of 312 people found this instruction helpful
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. Acc... read more

Thermal Limiter opened

  • Customer: Stephen from Newnan, GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 229 of 297 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged Dryer.
Opened top of Dryer, over the drum.
Removed Thermal Limiter.
Tested the Thermal Limiter - found it was open.
Checked all vents and exhaust tube for lint build-up.
Replaced Thermal Limiter.
Closed top of dryer.
Plugged Dryer back.
Tested Dryer - it works. read more

Dryer would not heat

  • Customer: Mark from Normalville, PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 104 of 123 people found this instruction helpful
First..kudos to PartSelect for their fantastic support! Great work folks.

While greasing the bearing in the back of the drum, I found my heating coil was broken. Steps to replace:

1) Unplug the unit
2) Remove the top panel. Note, do not remove the center front screw that does not go into the door.
3) Remove front outer pane... read more