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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.

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$4.23
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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.

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$6.90
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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: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Walter from CASA GRANDE, AZ

Loud squeaking noise from worn out slides, bearing, and felt seal. Drive belt was replaced since it was convenient.

I simply followed the how to videos. No need to deviate from those.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools:
Customer: scott from ALTON, NH

Drier leaving black marks on clothing squealing noises when running

Watched all the videos replacing the described that were noted when I looked up the noises my drier was making then after watching all the videos i got my tools and took apart the drier and confirmed the parts were indeed warn out and needed replacing I then listed all the parts I needed and ordered them took a few days to get the parts but once I had them I put the drier back together now my 12 year old drier runs like new

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Deborah from WINDHAM, NH

Dryer was making a very loud squealing sound

I followed the step by step instructions provided by Video! Very informative, easy to understand and follow! If I can do it myself, anyone can! Thank you !

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Ryan from AKRON, NY

Clothes getting stuck in perimeter of drum plus squeeking noise

Simple. Followed the well organized instructions on the youtube video and it was done in a jiffy! Saved me hundreds of dollars since I didn't need a repair man and my purchased/replaced parts prevented me from having to buy a new dryer!! Thank you!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Rich from THOMPSONS STN, TN

Very noisy!

Mine is actually a twofold thing, bc I diagnosed the problem Bfore taking the dryer apart and looking. Highly recommend taking it apart Before ordering the parts. I started out replacing the belt,bc I had read that it makes most of the noise. While replacing the belt, I noticed the bearing, slides, and felt were all messed up. Still, I felt it would work with just the belt.WRONG! It made it through one load before it broke the belt. Fortunately, I had kept the other belt, and ordered the four other parts. I was able to do it without actually unhooking the door from the housing. I just laid it back against it. No tools were needed to replace any of the new parts. I did get a friend to help me put the old belt (which was still in good shape actually) back on. He has a right arm that works! Oh, forgot to mention. This took less than an hour and I only have my non dominant arm that works due to neck surgery a month ago. Repairing a dryer is easy when you watch the videos. Just don't get intimidated! You can do it!????

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: MIKE from AUBURN, MA

Dryer making noise, once running a short time.

Unplugged dryer, slid away from wall, and rotated 90 degrees. I removed top panel, and front panel, pulling off 2 electrical wires, and disconnecting 1 Molex connector, for the door switch. I turned the front panel around, and leaned up against the dryer drum. I removed the light bulb, then snapped off the remains of the upper bearing, then unsnapped the duct panel assembly. I carefully positioned the duct assembly against the front panel, carefully making sure not to pinch any wires, and pressed into place. I then pushed the bottom of the top bearing into the duct assembly, and pushed the top into place, replacing the bearing wear strips, 2 black, 2 white once bearing is snapped into place. I rewired the door switch, put the bulb back in, screwed the front panel, then top panel back on, rotated back into position, plugged it in, and started dryer. Problem solved!

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

Dryer had become excessively noisey

Watched the video on a different style of dryer so taking apart a bit of a challenge. The old Front Drum Bearing was completely gone on left side and a challenge to pry it off the front dryer panel. replaced felt seal and front drum bearing. noticed that there was 4 places for new bearing slides. the ones i ordered were white and green but did not know why or which one went where as no explanation with packaging. also only ordered one of each and so now had to stop and try and find two more. ! hour later i had brought back a tupperware lid that was thick enough and stated could go to 194 degrees F. i cut out one replacement for green bearing and reused the old white one since it was in good shape from right side of drum bearing. i went back to this website and noticed in the comments section for drum bearing that someone stated the green bearing slides go in at positions 11 and 1 and the white at 10 and 2. they are different materials and having more weight of drum on green now made sense. put machine back together and told neice to keep eyes and ears on dryer thru cycle. she did not even know it was running just in next room.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Tod from Cherry Valley, CA

Loud squeaking

remove to screws in front to take of top. Then remove two screws holding the face on. change parts re assebmle. extra hands nice for holding drum while remounting face. Nice and quiet now.

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Parts Used:
  • Front Drum Bearing
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Carol from Bristolville, OH

Screeching noise and black burn marks

I read the repairs that others had posted and how they did it. It was really easy. My only complaint is that I didn't know that I needed the slides that attached to the bearing and couldn't find them on the repair list. My dryer had a spot for 4 of them and only 1 was left. Otherwise, being a female, I felt great to be able to fix it myself! Thanks!
Let me also say, I only have one good working arm/hand.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Kerry from New Martinsville, WV

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.
Unsnap bearing from front panel. Snap new bearing in place
and reassemble. Turn power back on.

When ordering drum bearing also order 1 set of Front Dryer
Drum Slides and 1 set of Drum Slides. You need both. Also
you should probably check the rear bearing. This would save
you time and shipping. I didn't and it cost me another
shipping charge as well as a couple of extra days downtime.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Patrick from Madisonville, LA

Front dryer drum bearing wore out

Our gas GE "Eterna" King Sized capacity dryer started squeaking one day. I was suprised since the dryer was only a few years old, but assumed some grit had invaded and worn a bearing in the belt tensioner. My wife and I have three kids, so we use the dryer daily. The sound got louder quickly and finally it was so loud I had do something. After unplugging the appliance I took the top off the dryer (two screws in the top of the door jam) and the front off (two screws at the top of each corner) and in doing so saw that the drum bearing, which is just a round plastic
"shelf" on which the tumbler drum rides, suspended over the door, was worn through. There were four little "slides" on the bearing surface, and all but one was worn down to dust. I ordered the replacement bearing and slides (two white, I didn't know I also needed two green and have since bought them too) from Part Select and they arrived in about three days. In the meantime I re-assembled the dryer easily and we did use it once or twice, shrieking. When the parts came in I installed them in about 20 minutes, screwing the new bearing onto the rear surface of the front panel, right over the opening for the dryer door. The dryer has worked perfectly since. I used one Phillips head screwdriver for the whole job and paid about $50.00 for the parts. I work in an office and I travel, and when I was a kid I fixed my own cars and stuff, but I'm no appliance repairma! Nevertheless, this was easy! I assume I saved at least $100. The dryer works perfectly and more importantly, it's quiet again!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: robert from woodstock, GA

Squeaking noise

Dryer was making a horrible noise. When I took it apart I noticed that the from side dryer bearing was ruined. Ordered the part with the slide bars and replaced...Works great...

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Parts Used:
  • Front Drum Bearing
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Gary from Chesnee, SC

Squeeking

Looked at the diagram on your web site and replaced part

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Al from Glenshaw, PA

Loud squeal when running

2 Screws hold top on, removed top, 2 more screws hold front panel with door on, removed front panel. Unclipped front drum bearing installed new one with new sliders put back together.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Glenn from Crown Point, IN

Dryer making high pitch squeal

Remove top (2 screws) and front (2 screws), snap out old drum bearing, put new slides in new drum bearing and install in dryer. Reinstall front and top of dryer.

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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS960316
Manufacturer Part Number: WE3M26
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