GE/GE_Thumb/00002276i02.gif
See part 312 in the diagram
Replacing your General Electric Dryer FELT TRAP DUCT play video
( Grid squares measure 1x1 inch )

Get in touch, we're here to help!

Open until 12am EST

customerservice@partselect.com

FELT TRAP DUCT

★★★★★
★★★★★
40 Reviews

Rated by 83 customers 

Really Easy 

30 - 60 mins 

Ratings submitted by customers like you who bought this part.

Get this part fast! Average delivery time for in-stock parts via standard shipping: 1.8 days.

PartSelect Number PS12722961
Manufacturer Part Number WE09X27634
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

FELT TRAP DUCT Specifications

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.
How Buying OEM Parts Can Save You Time and Money play video

How Buying OEM Parts Can Save You Time and Money

Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy | Marks left on clothes | Takes too long to dry | No heat or not enough heat
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.
Part# WE09X27634 replaces these:
WE09M0015, WE09X20441, WE9M15, WE9M30
Questions and Answers

We're sorry, but our Q&A experts are temporarily unavailable.
Please check back later if you still haven't found the answer you need.

Part Videos

Replacing your General Electric Dryer FELT TRAP DUCT

Replacing your General Electric Dryer FELT TRAP DUCT play video
Customer Repair Stories
 Average Repair Rating: 3.7 / 5.0, 83 reviews. What's this?
Sort by:
Sorry, we couldn't find any existing installation instruction that matched.
Due to over loading of the dryer the drum ruined the slides and was making a bad noise due to plastic rubbing plastic
It was pretty easy. After already taking apart the dryer to install a new belt I knew exactly my plan of action. I removed the two screws that hold the top panel of the dryer to the front panel. I then removed the top panel and removed the screws that hold the front to each side panel. I than pulled the front away from the cabinet and drum. I put the new slides in place and installed a new felt strip. I put it back together and that was that. Very easy.
Other Parts Used:
Drum Bearing Slide - Green Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Matthew from Plainfield, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
765 of 867 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Thank you for voting!
Dryer was squeeling when running.
I removed the two screws at the front above the drum opening (with the dryer door open). The top panel then lifts off. I removed the screw at each side that holds the front panel to the side panels, tilted the front panel forward, which disengages the front of the drum from the front drum glide bearing. I then lifted the front panel slightly, unhooking the bottom of the panel from the dryer base, and swung the front panel aside. I removed the existing top drum bearing guide, which was disintegrated, and snapped in the new bearing guide, with the nylon slide strips installed in the bearing guide. Next pulled out the old felt strip, and pressed the new one in place. I then put the bottom of the front panel back into the bottom of the dryer front, and while lifting the drum to asure it fit over the bearing guide, pushed the front panel back to a vertical position to mate with the side panels. I then replaced the side panel screws, replaced the top, and replaced the front top panel screws.
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Daniel from Chicago, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
691 of 778 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Thank you for voting!
Intermittant squeaking noise
Basically, I followed the same steps a prior person posted.
1.Removed the two screws inside the door, on the top part of the opening.
2.Lifted up and removed the top.
3.Removed two screws holding the front panel in place.
4.Held up the drum while removing the front panel. I carefully turned the panel so I could get at the drum bearing without pulling the wires connecting it to the front panel. The wires are not very long, so I had to be careful not to pull on them.
5.Carefully pried off the old drum bearing, using just my hands. It was fairly tight, and popped out just as I started to worry if I was putting too much pressure on it.
6.Checked to see how the old felt was installed, then I pulled out the old felt.
7.Inserted the new felt, being careful to insert one end into a slot the same way the original was installed.
8.Inserted the new slides into the new drum bearing. The gray slides went in at the eleven and one o'clock positions, the white slides went in at ten and two o'clock.
9.Removed a surplus plastic piece from the new drum bearing (where the light comes through).
10.Inserted the new drum bearing, putting the bottom tabs in first, then pivoting it into place. I squeezed it into place to make sure it was tight.
11.Lifted up the drum and put the front panel back on.
12.Screwed the front panel back on, using the two screws.
13.Carefully put the top back on.
14.Screwed in the two screws inside the front door to fasten down the top.
That was it! I started up the dryer and it worked fine. No more squeaking.
About the only thing odd about the repair is why PartSelect sells each slide separately (i.e., I had to order 2 white slides and 2 gray slides). I can't imagine replacing just one, so why not package them in pairs, or maybe even all four in one package.
At any rate, the repair was easy, and a lot cheaper than having someone come out to fix it.
Other Parts Used:
Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - Green Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Mark from Addison, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
608 of 756 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Thank you for voting!
Dryer made LOUD screaching constant sound
(1) open dryer door (2) remove screws holding door on and put door aside. Probably doesn't have to be done but I think its easier and safer so you don't accidently bend the hinges. (3) remove 2 screws holding top onto front. of dryer located in recess that door sits in (3) pull up on top and remove (from slots by the control panel) (4) remove final 2 screws holding front onto frame of dryer. You can disconnect the connectors from the front panel back to the dryer to make the job easier or work with it without disconnecting. I'd take your time and clean any lint dust, etc. (5) the Drum Bearing removes fairly easy as it is just snapped into 2 slots. insert slids into slots.... make sure you order all 4. Mine were all beat!. (6) replace with new Drum Bearing. (7) I did the lower felt seal as well. Pay attention to how you took the old one off and replace the same way. Remember it stretches to fit into the slots. Put all back together. Remember to front panel has to sit correctly into bottom slots before you screw the top screws back in. All in all.... a simple project, and no more noise!!!!! Great to have websites like this. Easy ordering, quick shipping, great diagrams.
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - Green Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Brian from Langhorne, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
268 of 423 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Thank you for voting!
LOUD - screeching noise during drying cycle, in all modes of operation.
1. Removed top cap on lid by removing the 3 - phillips screws.
2. removed front digital display panel from PC board.
3. removed bolts with nut-driver on the top of the front panel, removed bottom screws with #2 square bit.
4. removed "snap-in" plastic top bearing ( paying attention to where wiring is routed within this frame.
5. cleaned all areas of plastic and felt debris, installed new bearing, felt, and glides.
6. Re-installed all wiring and panels.

*** make sure to order all of the glides, there should be a total of 4 for the top assembly.
Other Parts Used:
Top Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - Green Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Bruce from Springfield, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
239 of 327 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Thank you for voting!
clothes having black marks and getting stuck on top of drum, tearing
Repair was easy, following the disassembly instructions from the video on your site. What I did not know is that it takes 2 pieces of plastic slides from each kind to replace (makes a total of 4). I was lucky in that one of the white ones was still okay and that I accidentally ordered a second one from the greenish kind, so I was set. This was also a great opportunity to clean out the dryer which must have been a bucket full of lint. So far no more complaints. Given that this problem seems to reappear once in a while I'll order a new set soon.
Other Parts Used:
Top Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - White Drum Bearing Slide - Green
  • Markus from Austin, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
167 of 245 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Thank you for voting!
original duct was broken
Dear PartSelect.com,

My repair went off without a hitch.

2 screws removed to remove top.
4 screws removed from inside to remove front panel w/ door.
4 screws removed from top of control panel, loosed and popped top right off.
Flathead screwdriver to pop off old plastic panel.
Removed old wire chase (plastic, approx 3” long).
Removed built-up lint, wiped down area for new duct.
Snapped new duct on.
Dryer works like new!!
Took about 35 minutes, most of time spent cleaning up inside of dryer from lint due to broken duct.

One problem was that salesperson sold me on a new felt strip to go with new duct. That felt comes already installed on the new duct so I did not need it. Cost me a few extra dollars I did not need to spend.

Other than that, easy ordering, fast shipment, and parts are as close to original as possible.

Thanks for all your help!
Other Parts Used:
Dryer Lint Chute Assembly
  • Chad from Gilbert, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
138 of 157 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Thank you for voting!
Noisy and took too long to dry clothes
Easy repair. Removed top of dryer and removed two screws to front panel and door assembly. Old front air duct assembly was worn and broken, so it literally fell off the panel. I cleaned the front panel and door assembly of all the lint and dirt, and snapped the new parts into place. The new parts came with the gasket and felt drum seal already installed, to all that had to be done was to snap it into place. Installing the drum slides was a breeze. I simply had to slide one end in the slot, position the hole over the pin, and slide the other end in. I put everything back together, and ran a full cycle for test. Dryer works like new, and run quiet.
Other Parts Used:
Front Drum Bearing Foam Seal Drum Bearing Slide - White Dryer Lint Chute Assembly
  • Bruno from Somerdale, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
52 of 63 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Thank you for voting!
The dryer was making noise.
I removed the two screws that hold the front panel to the top panel. I removed two more screws that hold the front panel to the side panels. I separated the front panel from the side panels and removed the drum.

I could see on the front panel the drum slides were badly worn. One was gone.

The new parts installed easily using no tools at all. Everything snaps in place. The new foam gaskets press and stick to seal the duct work. The felt strip pressed into place.

I replace all the panels in reverse order and plug it in. It operates fine, but the motor is making the noise. I will look into replacing the motor next.
Other Parts Used:
BELT DRIVE Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - Green Foam Seal Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Joe from Eureka, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
45 of 58 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Thank you for voting!
loud screeching
5 minutes! loosened 4 screws pulled front off replaced bearing, felt, and slides. put everything back together, tightened screws. Worked like a NEW ONE!!!!
Other Parts Used:
Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Roger from Salyersville, KY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
25 of 37 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Thank you for voting!
Customer Reviews
Average Rating:
★★★★★
★★★★★
40 Reviews
4.6
Filter By Rating:
  • 5 Stars
    33
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Star
    3
Sort by:
Sorry, we couldn't find any existing reviews that matched. Try using some different or simpler keywords.
Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS12722961
Manufacturer Part Number: WE09X27634
Brand
Model Number
Description
General Electric
BWXR473ET0WW
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
BWXR473ET2WW
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
BWXR473ET3WW
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
BWXR473ET5AA
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
BWXR473ET5WW
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
BWXR473EV0AA
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
BWXR473EV0WW
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
BWXR473GT0WW
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
BWXR473GT2WW
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
BWXR473GT3WW
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
BWXR473GT5AA
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
BWXR473GT5WW
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
DBB3300EA0AA
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBB3300EA0WW
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBB3300EA1AA
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBB3300EA1WW
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBB3300GA0AA
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
DBB3300GA0WW
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
DBB3300GA1AA
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
DBB3300GA1WW
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
DBB3300GA2AA
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
DBB3300GA2WW
Dryer - Gas
General Electric
DBSR453EA0AA
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBSR453EA0WW
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBSR453EA1AA
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBSR453EA1WW
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBSR453EB0CC
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBSR453EB0WW
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBSR453EB1CC
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBSR453EB1WW
Dryer - Electric

Get in touch, we're here to help!

Open until 1am EST

Contact Customer Service