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Retainer O-Ring

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PartSelect Number PS266776
Manufacturer Part Number WE1M461
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Retainer O-Ring Specifications

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-ring is made of rubber, and can occasionally wear down and break. If you notice that your dryer drum bearing is worn while you’re replacing the O-ring, you should consider replacing it as well. This product is sold individually, and is an OEM part from the manufacturer.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.
Part# WE1M461 replaces these:
AP2621539, 877501, WE01M0461
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Replacing your General Electric Dryer Retainer O-Ring

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 Average Repair Rating: 2.9 / 5.0, 6 reviews. What's this?
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    Noisy running, slow turning dryer
    I took off the top panel and ran the dryer. I watched as the drum turned more and more slowly until it stopped. I turned it off, and unplugged it.
    I took off the front panel, simply swinging it to the left like a gate so I didn't have to disconnect any wires, then pulled out the drum. I should have taken the belt off the pulley idler first!
    Got the drum out and could see the broken idler wheel and the groove on the drum's back post for the O-ring. There is a silicon sheath that goes on this back post - don't lose it if it is still good or you'll have to buy another.
    Getting the idler wheel off the stem was as simple as using the pliers to turn the nut until it came off. I put the new one on, then put the nut back on. I adjusted the position of the idler pulley so that the belt would not be out of line with the pulley on the motor - I just eye-balled it.
    I slipped the belt around the drum, put the silicon sheath back on the drum post, then put the o-ring in the groove on the post.
    Put the drum back in the dryer, lining up the post to go back in the hole was a challenge.
    Then, getting the belt back on the pulley needed a little muscle to apply the tension needed to allow the belt to get into place. I had one hand in each opening on each side of the drum and did it by feel.
    I put the front panel back on and did a test run. The drum was turning with force now, not slowing down nor easy to stop by applying resistance with my hand. It was also much quieter.
    Put on the top panel and done!
    • Laura from Sonora, CA
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WE1M461, WE12X83
    26 of 49 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Faint Squeek after dryer had been running for an hour or so
    It makes it real easy if you have two people!! Put the dryer on it back--You'll need to protect the floor and the warm air exhaust of the dryer.
    Remove the two screws that secure the top--they are located on the inside upper portion of where the door seats on the front panel. Remove the top
    Remove the front by removing two screws near the top--one on each side
    Remove the belt from the idler pulley--note how it comes off
    Lift drum out of dryer
    Use the torx bit to remove the bearing
    If you got the kit it comes w/ the bearing housing--you'll need to disconnect a couple of the wiring harnesses holding the heater--replace the bearing housing
    This is the perfect time to remove all dust bunnies
    Re-install everything in reverse order
    • Stephanie from Cicero, IN
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      1- 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WE25M40, WE1M461, WE12X83
    24 of 39 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Very loud squeeks coming from dryer
    I had to remove all screws from the back of the dryer, control panel, and one side. Pulled top off. Took out two screws that held front door panel on. Disconnected 3 wires into door and completely removed door panel. Disconneted pink wire from heating element then slide belt off drum as I removed the drum. Pulled off the old completly worn out drum bearing sleeve and replaced it. Replaced drum slides as some were worn through. Had a little trouble getting belt back on when I reconnected everything but for 50 dollars in parts and shipping I have working dryer, so I would say it was well worth the effort.
    • Gretchen from Port Republic, VA
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      1- 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WE1M1067, WE1M462, WE1M461, WE1M504
    22 of 44 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Noisy like a chain rattling inside
    Disconnect Power from the Dryer
    Remove 2 screws that held the top on the dryer.
    Removed the 2 screw that held the front on the dryer.
    Unhooked the belt from the tensioner and motor pulley.
    Pulled the drum out. Removed the belt.
    Removed the three screws that held the bearing assembly
    on the back of the drum.
    Removed the keeper o-ring slide the bad bearing off of shaft. Slide the new bearing on the shaft put the new o-ring on the shaft. Reassembled the bearing on back of the drum. Put belt back around the drum and put drum back in place. Put The belt around the motor pulley and tensioner
    (this is probably the hardest part).
    Put the front and top back together.
    Turned the power back on. Job done
    • Kerry from New Martinsville, WV
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
    • Parts Used:
      WE1M462, WE1M461, WE1M300
    21 of 37 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Loud noise
    Unplugged dry cord . Removed top and front cover. Removed drum to replace rear Bearing. Reinstalled drum replaced front bearings and sleeve. Reinstalled both covers and plugged in.
    17 of 28 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Loud sqeeking.
    I followed some simple instructions from GE. It was really easy and I even found some spare change inside the cabinet which my wife took off my hands. :/
    • Kevin from HENDERSON, NV
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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