Part Location Diagram of WE3M51 GE Drum Glide Bearing - White (Sold individually)
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Drum Glide Bearing - White (Sold individually) WE3M51

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PartSelect Number PS4704230
Manufacturer Part Number WE3M51
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Drum Glide Bearing - White (Sold individually) Specifications

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 your dryer and is used to help the drum rotate smoothly and quietly. If the bearing has worn out, it can make your dryer noisy when operating, with a metal-on-metal sound. Please be sure to disconnect the power supply to the dryer before beginning this repair.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy | Marks left on clothes
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Washer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.
Part# WE3M51 replaces these:
AP5645214, WE01M0404, WE1M404
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Dryer made noise and squeaked the entire time the dryer was running.
I watched the Parts Select video with Steve and he showed me how to do the repair. Took the top cover off and front door panel, I did not undo the wiring on the door switch. Removed the old top bearing (it snaps in and out) put the new one in placed the glide bearing put everything back together and no more noise. It worked.
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TOP BEARING Drum Glide Bearing - White (Sold individually)
  • Samuel from PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Dryer was making increasingly loud "thumping" sound.
Parts were shipped quickly, packaged correctly, and were in original GM packages - very reassuring. BTW, your customer service is excellent.
Reviewed YouTube videos.
Patience is required, take your time, take photos of the wires and also make a written wiring chart. This was the flaw in my planning. Reference the schematics from PartsSelect to number the controls. Do NOT use masking tape to identify the wires as they will have all stuck together by the time you go to reinstall them.
Most difficult process was removing and identifying the numerous wires to the back panel. They have push connectors, but some were very difficult to remove. The people doing the "how to" videos no doubt had them partially released and that made it look easy. Examine the connectors before removing to identify how they are captured by the connector. A paper clip "tool" I made enabled me to release some of the capture lugs, but some were so tight, I had to use small needle-nose pliers to open up the lug to release the wire on the connector.
When reinstalling, re-tighten those connectors.
Replacing the parts was much easier than the wiring disconnect/reconnect process. I'm happy to report that replacing the rear bearing and the front 2 green and 2 white shim/bearings immediately and completely solved my problem. For about $150, I restored my dryer to "like-new" functionality and got a lot of satisfaction from doing it. The project took about 4 hours, which could have been reduced to 2 hours had I know about the clip release and wiring identification process. Also, make sure you thoroughly vacuum out your unit while it is disassembled. Good luck!!!
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Drum Bearing Slide Drive Belt Drum Glide Bearing - White (Sold individually) Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • mike from SUMMERVILLE, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Replace the front slides and glides on the dryer
To get to the slides, needed to take off the front panel, the top and then can loosen the front of the dryer. Pull it out enough to get to the slides and replace them.
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Drum Bearing Slide Drum Glide Bearing - White (Sold individually)
  • Robert from DECATUR, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Very noisy operation
Very easy! Removed old parts, and installed new parts in reverse order. Dryer was running, and sounded like a new appliance in 35 minutes!
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TOP BEARING Dryer Lint Chute Assembly Duct Felt Seal Drum Glide Bearing - White (Sold individually) Drum Bearing Slide
  • Larry from LAS VEGAS, NV
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Dryer was making noise
Took the top and front end of the dryer off. Took the old slider spacers off and installed the new ones. I replaced all four of them even though only two was bad. While I had the dryer open I decided to use my shop vac to clean up the lint that had accumulated there. Replaced the front and the lid plugged it up, hit the start no noise just like new.
  • Maurice from MINERAL SPGS, AR
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Richard
February 24, 2018
Part 317 bearing slide at the top 10 o'clock position. How do i get access to that part? It is sliding out into the drum and my clothes catch on it. Stupid machine is 1 month out of warranty. Such luck!!
For model number GTD65EBSJ3WS
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Hello Richard, Thank you for your inquiry. Although we do not have a repair video for this exact part number, I have included links to repair videos for similar GE drum slide bearings to assist you. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfH9wFqk_gM&index=13&list=PL812EFA28A01FA86A&t=0s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDY-Gxh1D_s&index=14&list=PL812EFA28A01FA86A&t=0s

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Rob
June 20, 2019
Does this kit with 2 slides? 1 for each side?
For model number 2661532532513
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Hi Rob, thank you for your question. This is not a kit. It is an individual glide. These parts are sold separately. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Armando
February 8, 2023
How many of these does the dryer take?
For model number GTD84GCSNWS
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Hello Armando, Thank you for the question. This model requires two of the White Slides and two of the Grey Slides Part #: PS16762550. We hope this helps, good luck with the repair!

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Bob
November 22, 2023
How do you replace the drum sliders on top
For model number GTD33EASK0WW
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Hi Bob, thank you for reaching out. We have attached a link to a video which may not be of the exact part or model, but it will give you an idea about how to replace the drum bearing slides. We hope this is helpful!

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Deborah
January 13, 2024
CAN YOU SUGGEST A VIDEO TO SHOW THE REPLACEMENT OF THE DRUM SLIDE BEARING IN THE DRYER? THANK YOU. tHE DRYER IS MAKING A LOUD RUBBING SOUND
For model number GUAP240EM4WW
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Hi Deborah, thank you for writing in. We have attached a video we think will assist you with your repair. We hope this helps.

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Charles
March 23, 2023
Does this model require two or four drum slides? Let me know quantity and part numbers please. Thanks1
For model number HTDX100ED6WW
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Hello Charles, thank you for contacting us. According to our research, your model contains two drum-bearing slides, part number PS16762550. We hope this information helps!

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