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960316-1-S-GE-WE3M26            -Front Drum Bearing
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Front Drum Bearing

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PartSelect Number PS960316
Manufacturer Part Number WE3M26
Manufactured by GE

This front drum bearing helps your dryer operate as quietly as possible. It is about 10 inches in height and 22 inches in width. It is made entirely out of plastic and is white in color. If your dryer model has a light in it, remove the light bulb before removing the bearing because it will hit the bulb and potentially shatter it. This is an OEM part and is sold individually. Please note that although the slides are not included in this part, the drum slides should also be replaced when replacing this bearing.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Noisy.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Takes too long to dry.

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Related Parts Additional or alternate parts to consider.

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Bearing Slide - Green

Part Number 6447706

The drum slides give support to the front of the dryer drum. As they start to break down it may cause your dryer to make noise or not dry clothes in an appropriate amount of time. This item is sold individually. You will need to purchase two as there are two located in your dryer. They attach to the outer-most sides of the bearing. The manufacturer recommends replacing both slides at the same time. Use this as an opportunity to clean out the lint and dust in the dryer to keep your machine running smoothly. This is a genuine replacement part that comes directly from the manufacturer.

$4.23
In Stock

Drum Bearing Slide - White

Part Number 755842

This is a drum bearing slide, also known as bearing drum slide, glide, or pad, that is fitted to a dryer. The slide functions by supporting the front drum as the drum rotates. This is a white plastic part that is sourced directly from the manufacturer. Although the part is sold individually, it is recommended to check the other slide because they often wear at the same rate, and should be replaced at the same time. The drum bearing slide may need to be replaced if the dryer is not tumbling, takes longer than usual to dry clothes, or is noisy.

$6.90
In Stock

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Question:

So I replaced this part, the glides, the felt ring, and the belt. I thought everything was well and good but when I turned the dryer on theres a new noise. Do any of these parts need time to settle or did I do something wrong?

Noah
Answer:

Hi Noah, unfortunately it sounds like you need to replace the rear drum bearing kit WE25M40. We recommend installing this assembly because it will ensure a longer lifespan for your dryer, and all the new replacement parts you recently installed. Best of luck with this repair.

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Question:

I need to replace my front bearing support. What else do you recommend I look at since this part has worn out and im replacing it anyways

Kelly
Answer:

Hello Kelly, we recommend also replacing the drum slides. You will need 4 of them, and they are sold separately. See related parts for both the white and the green style. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Question:

Does this part come with the two small pieces of felt that go in the slots near the ends?

Eric for model number GFDN240EL0WW
Answer:

Hi Eric, Thank you for your question. It does not, you would have to buy those separately. Good luck with your repair.

Question:

Need to purchase and replace this part but have no sweet clue how to get to it. Can you point me in the right direction?

Luke
Answer:

Hello Luke, you need to start this repair by taking the cabinet off in the back. After this is done, disconnect the wires that connect the door and lift the front panel off the dryer to set aside. From here you should be able to start your installation. I hope this helps.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: William from Denton, NC

Drum squaling

replaced drum slides and bearing

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Mark from Battle Creek, MI

Squeaking drum bearing

Yawn..anyone who has a Phillips screw driver and remembers, "righty - tighty" and "lefty - loosey" will have no problem...You Tube is there for those who need a visual; it will probably take longer to watch the video than do the repair.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Gustavo from Miramar, FL

Squeaky dryer

I basically follow the instruction from previous feedbacks. It is very simple just as 1-2-3. The previous instruction are very clear so no need to rewrite them.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Eric from Gardner, KS

Squeeking as drum turned.

First I unplugged the dryer. Then opened the door, removed both screws on top in opening. Then pulled up the top of the dryer and removed two screws, one on each side of dryer and pulled the front off the dryer.
I removed the door light from drum bearing housing and pulled off the old drum bearing. I took the new drum bearing, installed the 4 new drum slides onto the drum bearing housing. 2 front dryer drum slides and 2 drum slides. Then snapped it into place and reinstalled the door light. I then vaccumed out the dryer, re-installed the front of the dryer and secured it with one screw on each side, pushed the top back down and screwed in the two screws in the top of the door opening. Job completed, it was fast and the squeek is gone.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: joseph a. from fairbanks, AK

Loud screaching while running

pulled the top with 2 screws
pulled front with 2 screws
carefull not to pull wires
removed bad parts not to hard
cleaned lint and felt
put new parts in reassembled
worked good
make sure you replace all 4 slides
if bearing is cracked replace
and for sure replace felt when you are this far
its a cheap repair

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Allen from Mission Viejo, CA

Dryer was screeching loudly with any load.

This was really easy to me.
1. I removed the 2 screws holing the top on.
2. Carefully lifted and removed the top cover of the dryer.
3. Removed the two screws holding the front of the dryer.
4. Pulled the front of the dryer back being careful not to separate the wiring and set it up against the wall.
5. Removed the old bearing (which was totally destroyed).
6. Cleaned up all the old lint and build up off everything.
7. Attached the new bearing after installing the slides.
8. Resembled the part by reversing the above process.
9. NO more screeching, works perfectly.

This cost me a total of $50.00, (I used next day delivery)was completed in 3 days. If I had called my home assurance company it would have cost me $55.00 plus they would have come out, viewed the problem, orders the parts and 10 days later I would have had it fixed. What a waste of my time!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: James from Gulfport, MS

Loud screeching noise when dryer was running.

Removed top of dryer, removed the front housing. Cleaned the interior of dryer cabinet and all the build-up of lint and other matter with shop vac. Placed front housing on work table and removed the old drum bearing and felt seal. Cleaned the old lint and crud from housing. Installed the new bearing and slides. Some of the seals had deteriated, so I used some weather stripping to re-seal the exhaust port and connector. Reinstalled the front panel and hooked up the electrical connections. Tested operation before replacing the top cover. Drum is now very smooth again, and no squeeking. Very simple repair. I might also mention, I priced these parts at a local parts house, and found I would have been better off buying a new machine if I had bought the parts localy. ( I forgot to mention I unpluged the machine before removing any parts.) Hope anyone reading this has as successful a job as I did.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: DOUG from BRAINERD, MN

Dryer was making a loud squeeking noise

The repair was very easy. Had to remove the front of dryer, parts fit great. It was worth the extra money to ship parts next day then to listen to the squeeking anymore.

Thanks to this site I was able to get the parts fast!!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Eric from Austin, TX

Dryer making loud screeching noise

1. remove top
2. remove front panel
3. remove/replace drum bearing
4. replace panels
5. enjoy cold beer

save yourself money working on your own appliances. appliance repairs often times don't require special tools, are very easy to diagnose and repair.

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Parts Used:
  • Front Drum Bearing
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Alicia from Saucier, MS

Broken drum bearing eats clothes

I noticed that some clothes were coming out of the dryer looking like they had been chewed on. The next day something actually caught on something inside the dryer near the door. There was a broken piece of plastic. I wrote the dryer model number down and came to this website. I easily determined it was the drum bearing from the pictures provided by this website. The part came 5 days later. I think it would have been sooner, but I ordered on a Friday before a 3 day weekend (Memorial Weekend). I did not order the slides recommended to be ordered with it because my dryer was not making noise. When I replaced the drum bearing, one slide was worn completely through and the others were fine. The one worn through was right near where the plastic on the drum bearing was broken. I ordered a green slide to replace the one that was worn through.

Replacing drum bearing required the removal of 4 screws total. 2 inside dryer doorway, these two were facing towards the ceiling. After removing those two the dryer top popped off easily and did not require the removal of the control panel at the back of the dryer. The other two screws were inside and were small screws which held the front dryer panel onto the sides. After these were removed I pulled the front panel away enough to get to the drum bearing. Easy Peasy!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: greg from indianapolis, IN

Squeaky loud dryer

i watched the video and read a little about it and finshed the job in 30 minutes for less than $50.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: SHANE from SANDY, OR

Very loud dryer when running

This repair was so easy..removed four screws and replaced front bearing(big plastic peice) and four small plastic peices...project done in less than 15 minutes!!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: William from Southington, CT

Noise drum when in operation

As your help video showed

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Duane from La Grange Highlands, IL

Loud noise

How I did the repair ??...............it was real simple.
watched the video one time and followed his instructions.
It was so easy I couldnt believe it

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Frank from Salisbury, NC

Upper bearing wore through

removed the front of the dryer and replaced the upper bearing, it was a very easy repair for what i thought might have been a terminal problem.

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Model Cross Reference

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Manufacturer Part Number: WE3M26
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