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PartSelect Number PS11740771
Manufacturer Part Number WP314820
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Front or Rear Drum Felt Seal Specifications

This front or rear dryer drum felt seal is seventy-nine and a half inches long.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy | Marks left on clothes | Takes too long to dry | Will not tumble
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Maytag, Jenn-Air, International.
Part# WP314820 replaces these:
AP6007654, 314820
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    Janet
    December 11, 2017
    Does the rear drum seal on my model require adhesive? Thanks, Janet. P.s you guys rock! Your videos help me keep my 28 year old dryer running!
    For model number de482
    Hi Janet, Thank you for the question. No you should not need adhesive. There should be small tabs that hold the felt seal in place. Happy to hear the videos are coming in handy! Good luck with the repair!

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    Gina
    April 16, 2018
    In addition to the marks on my clothes, i'm also getting small holes in my clothes. Went to take out clothes and the waistband of a pair of jeans was stuck at the rear of the drum in between two pieces of the metal. Could it also be something else that has to be replaced along with the felt?
    For model number DE482
    Hi Gina, Thank you for your question. If the dryer is leaving holes in your clothing, there are a few parts that you will need to check. A worn, torn, or missing front or rear seal could be the reason your clothes are coming out of the dryer torn. The seal is designed to keep clothes from getting between the drum and the front or rear wall of the dryer. If this seal becomes worn or torn, your clothing may become lodged between the two parts. Because the dryer drum keeps turning, the clothes get ripped. Before you can examine and replace a dryer drum's seals, you have to remove the drum. Dryer Drum Glides Torn clothing could mean that the glides in your dryer have become defective. The glides support the drum towards the front of the dryer. They can wear over time, causing the drum to slump or sag toward the front of the dryer. When this happens, a pinch point is created at the top of the drum. It is this pinch point that can tear clothing. If this happens in your dryer, you will have to open it up and replace the entire set of glides. Another possibility for torn clothing could be defective drum support rollers. The rollers support the drum in the back of the dryer. These too can wear over time, causing the drum to slump or sag in the back. Again, a pinch point is created, causing clothing to tear. If it is the drum support rollers in your dryer that have become defective, you will have to replace the entire set of rollers. You will have to open up your dryer's cabinet and remove the drum before you can replace your drum support rollers. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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    Charles
    January 21, 2018
    Dryer buzzes at startup. Sometimes does not tumble. Could bad felt seal cause this?
    For model number LDE7400
    Hi Charles, Thank you for your question. If the dryer is not tumbling, you will need to check the tumbler and motor belt, the drum support roller, the idler pulley, the idler pulley shaft washer and the front glides. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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    Bob
    December 17, 2019
    Just confirming that this seal (made by Whirlpool) i the correct one for my Maytag dryer Thanks!
    For model number maytag LDG713
    Hello Bob and thanks for writing. Yes, it is. Part Number: PS 11740771 is in the list of compatible items for your model. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.

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    Robert
    June 19, 2019
    I replaced the drum rollers and axles, a new belt, a new blower, new front tumbler glides (pads/bearings), put in new heater. I get a slight rubbing/faint scraping sound from the front. If i put in a load of towels, the noise gets worse. If i open the dryer door and press the button at the top that keeps the dryer on, turn the dryer on, and then take my hand by the lint filter and pull the bulkhead piece forward, the rubbing/scraping sound stops. The felt seems to be o.K. Not sure if i should replaced the felt and run the dryer to see if it gets better. It also seems that if i take the front panel off and leave the bulkhead on and turn the dryer on this way, i don't get a rubbing/scaping sound. It's like when i put the front panel on, then i get the noise.
    For model number LDE9606ACE
    Hello Robert, thank you for inquiring. This Front or Rear Drum Felt Seal part PS11740771 for your model may fix the issue. You may also want to consider either the Spring Retaining Clip part PS11739294 or the Drive Motor part PS3500893. It sounds more like the Spring Retaining Clip with the description you give about the front panel. We hope this helps.

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    Robert
    July 1, 2019
    I submitted a question 11 days ago. I replaced the drum rollers and axles, a new belt, a new blower, new front tumbler glides (pads/bearings), and I put in a new heating element. Then I got a slight rubbing/faint scraping sound from the front. I then did replace both front and rear felt seals as suggested and still got the noise. Finally, I remembered reading somewhere, but not in the Maytag dryer service manual which I got online that the drum rollers could be misaligned, but I wondered how could they be; they just fit right in on the axles. Well, each axle is held in with a nut and by loosening it, I found there was a little play, probably not more than 1/16 of an inch, so I moved the axles to the right and up, which allowed the rotating drum to move over slightly to the right and slightly up. The gap between the rotating and stationary drum was too close on one side causing the scrapping noise. This is valuable information for other DIY people, so I hope you'll publish it!
    For model number LDE9606ACE
    Hi Robert, Thank you for contacting us back. We appreciate you providing this information to us and we will post it on our website. Thank you.

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      Replacing your Maytag Dryer Front or Rear Drum Felt Seal

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      Belt broke on old machine.
      1. Removed front of machine (2 screws at the bottom).
      2. Removed 4 screws from inside the dryer, to take off the blower housing.
      3. Removed 4 screws and took out the large metal piece which supports the drum at the front. Removed the drum.
      4. Replaced the two rollers that support the drum in the rear. Cleaned the pins they run on, and oiled very lightly. Also replaced the idler roller. I was surpirsed to see that these rollers use plain bearings, not ball bearings.
      5. On the front support piece, drilled out the rivets for the glides, and replaced the worn out glides with new parts. Applied a little glue (3M weatherstrip adhesive) to the cork pieces, to glue them to the metal. Attached the plastic pieces over the cork pieces, and riveted in place using rivets that came with the glide kits.
      6. Replaced front and rear felt seals. This was not as tricky as I expected it to be. They were held in by metal tabs. Glued the ends where they came together.
      7. Replaced the felt blower seal. Glued to the blower housing.
      8. Reinstalled the drum, installed new belt, which came with good instructions (luckily).
      9. Reassembled front support piece and the front of the cabinet.

      I also cleaned the lint from the cabinet and from the vent hose.

      In general, the job went without a hitch, and the machine probably has quite a few years left, despite the fact that it's 18 years old. This gives me a good feeling.

      I'd say this would be challenging, though, for someone who is not pretty experienced with machinery repair. Also, the cost of the parts was significant enough that it would not have been unreasonable to have opted for a new machine.
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      Loud squealing followed (eventually) by total stopage
      After much coercement from my wife, I listened to the squealing noise she kept telling me about. Then it quit working completely and I had no choice. Probably the motor. Not being one to want to do this more than once and figuring after 16 years all of it could be bad, I ordered all moving parts, as well as new front and rears felt seals for the drum and the blower seal. Everything in taking the dryer apart was straight forward and obvious. The tricky part was getting the belt back on the tensioner. Working from the front of the dryer, I did this one-handed via the lower left side around the motor while my wife held the drum in place.
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      Very loud intermittent squeeling when running
      Remove top two front cover screws. Disconnect wiring. Set aside front cover - door assembly.

      Remove two screws at top of the vertical riser cover to expose entire dryer interior. Remove filter. Remove screws to blower cover plate. Remove 4 screws that fasten front drum guide assembly. Remove drum. remove and replace 2 drum support rollers . Replace one rusted drum roller shaft. Replace both drum rollers and non-metalic washers.

      Drill out 4 rivets holding two front drum glides. Replace and rerivet new drum glides.

      Pry back slighty the many retention points around the front drum assembly which hold the front drum felt seal. Refit the new front drum felt, pressing the retaining clips back in place with a screwdriver.

      Replace tumbler motor belt.

      Install Drum. Install front drum retention assembly. Install new blower seal with reassembly of blower cover.

      Total time - about 1 hour
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      black marks on whites and dark
      The repair went better then I thought it would go.
      the seals went on just fine
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      Dryer would not start
      This website is awesome. After imputing my dryer model I was able to select from the list if symptoms my issue...Dryer will not start. From there was percentage of issues that would cause my issue. After determining it was the motor (after 25 years who would have thought that!!!). In this process I discovered other non related issues that i should attend to. So I basically rebuilt the dryer and it worked right away. I am retired military and in the tax preparation/representation business now, so a lot of this was new to me. The detailed instruction and especially the videos provided foolproof methods to complete each of the repairs. It was a little time consuming but very easy to complete. I did gain some new tools and diagnostic equipment that will come in handy in the future. Now I am going to tackle my daughters dishwasher. Thank you Parts Select and Steve (on the videos). John Beazle
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      Very noisy.
      My first attemp was to replace the drum roller and idler roller, drive belt, and the felt seal for the back, since I had experience replacing these on an older machine many years ago. The dryer was very easy to work on....After installing the new parts, I reassembled and discovered it still made the same loud noise. I then, disassembled for the second time to discover the blower wheel was worn out; so i ordered another blower wheel and a drum support roller (i only ordered one the first time.). After reassembling it made an annoying high pitch sound. I attributed that to the new parts...probably the new belt and new felt seal. Gave it some time to run-in and it seems to have quieted down. Overall, i found the dryer very easy to work on. I actually found the felt seal the most onerous to install....needed to have about three hands to get the drum back in place! I just wish that the stamped metal dryer housing didn't have such sharp edges. I had to be very careful to avoid sharp burrs but still got nicked a couple of times.
      • Benjamin from Baton Rouge, LA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        More than 2 hours
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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      Drum Bearing Guides Worn through - general rebuild
      Removed two screws on bottom of front panel. Lifted bottom of front panel, it then it dropped down and was moved to the left side. Removed 4 socket screws and removed drum front cover. Replaced felt strip, removed belt and replaced. Replaced two idler pulleys in back. Removed blower housing front cover, removed blower wheel and replaced. Installed front drum glides after drilling out rivets from the old glides. Vacuumed entire inside thoroughly and reassembled.
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      When the dryer grumbles check the blower wheel too.
      If your dryer is making a rumbling noise, change the blower wheel. It's plastic and the heating and cooling cycles causes the keyway in the plastic to give out and the wheel just spins causing the noise and the slower dry time. The other parts I replaced see below. Like many other repairs, remove screws below dryer door. Mark all wires and locations for re-assembly. Next remove front tumbler/lint screen assembly (4 sheet metal screws 2/L 2/R. Work belt off back of tumbler and remove. Use flathead screw driver to release tabs that hold felts on both front and back tumble supports. Make sure you know rotation of tumbler and install new felts so the overlap goes in direction of spin. Use a drum stick or 3/8 ratchet extension, something dull and flat to press tabs back down on felts. A screwdriver could slip off and tear cloth. Next drill out heads of the rivets on the glides and remove teflon glide and cork backer. Make sure all rivet material is removed front and back. Install new cork and glide. Rivet one side back in, then the other. Repeat on 2nd glide. Re-assemble dryer. Super smooth, super quiet.
      • Chris from MArietta, GA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WPY312959, WP314820, 306508
      2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Excessive air leakage around tumbler.
      1)Unplug dryer, 2)remove front door assembly, 3)remove the blower tumbler front, 4)disconnect belt, 5)eased out tumbler, 6) replace parts, 7)assembled in reverse order, 8) finally test operative. Wife rewarded me with peanut butter an jelly sandwich.
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      Squeaky when in use, after replacing the drum pads.
      I followed the videos provided, the only think I would added is cleaning the riding surface of the drum. In my case the drum had gunk on it from the old pads, witch got on the new pads causing it to continued to make noise.

      It would be wise to also get the felt and belt, to replace them all the first time.
      • Greg from CAVE CREEK, AZ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Very Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        1- 2 hours
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WPY312959, WP314820
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          This part works with the following models:
          PartSelect Number: PS11740771
          Manufacturer Part Number: WP314820
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