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Duct Felt Seal

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PartSelect Number PS9861764
Manufacturer Part Number WE09X20441
Manufactured by GE

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.

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

This part works with the following products: Dryer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Noisy.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Will Not Start.

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Question:

Pretty sure my drum seal is toast and I don’t really have time or money to hire someone to replace it. Can the dryer run w/o it or do I need to make this purchase and repair ASAP

Nancy
Answer:

Hi Nancy, we do not recommend running the dryer without the felt seal. This could potentially damage your dryer as well as the clothing in it. I hope this helps.

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Question:

I have some felt like material peeking out of my dryer and I think this is what it is. Since it started falling out my dryer has been making weird noises that are loud and sound like the drum is grinding against the machine. This is frustrating me and I really want to fix it, is this the part I need and will it stop the noise?

Denver
Answer:

Hello Denver, you need to remove the drum from your dryer and replace the drum seal, that should stop the noises. To confirm if this part is what you need, we require your model number. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Question:

Clothing is getting stuck on top of drum, tearing clothes and leaving black marks. What do I need to repair it?

Nicki for model number dx4500ea1ww
Answer:

Hi Nicki, Thank you for the question. If the clothes are getting stuck on the top, front of the drum I suggest replacing the Front Drum Bearing and the 4 Sides that slip onto the top of the bearing. The bearing may be cracked or chipped and causing the clothes to catch. Hope this helps!

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Question:

Where is the drum seal located so I can replace it

Isabel
Answer:

Hi Isabel, below the drum support is where you will find the lower front seal. It needs to be installed on the front panel of the unit. Best of luck with this repair.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Corey from Weston, FL

Dryer was shaking violently

Unscrewed the screws that hold the front of the driver in place. Replaced the felt and drum slides. Reattached front of dryer. The dryer is as good as new....

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

Loud noise when running

I followed other peoples instructions and comments on how to remove front cover, Thank you to them. It made this job simple to do. Them I replaced all of my parts that i ordered. Dryer works and sound great Thanks Again.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Thomas from Massapequa Park, NY

Squeaking noise coming from the front of the dryer

First I took the dryer apart to see what the problem was and found that the felt dryer guide had come off it's mount and was broken. Next I saw that the dryer glides were worn away and if it was used much more it would have ruined the whole housing. I ordered the parts from parts select and to my pleasant surprise they were there in two days. The glides sit right over the door and just slip right in. The felt goes on the bottom under the door and sits in a plastic guide in which the felt is placed I tied the ends of the felt down on the ends with a piece of small wire to make sure they stay in place. It's been two weeks since my repair and there are no problems.

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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: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Nick from Memphis, TN

Screeching noise

removed top of dryer to expose screws holding front cover. removed two more screws took front off, installed slides and felt seal. easy as 123...

thanks parts select for quick and easy ordering/shipment.

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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: 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: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Roderic from New Castle, DE

Noisy drum when unit ran

took it apart and replaced faulty parts, the slides were bad

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

The dryer was squeeking loud

i opened the dryer door and took out the two bolts with phillips screw driver.i raised the top of the dryer up a little bit to un bolt the screws one on the left and one on the right.lift up on the front the dryer and pull out.you should be able to fix the problem. watch video of this sight how to help you fix problem it helped me alot.

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

Whining/grinding noise when running..

Basically, I ordered 2 slides the bearing and the felt, all of which I was told were "usually" the cause of the noise issues. I believe they were, I replaced them all and it runs quiet as a church mouse! Thank you for all the help..

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: dallas from danville, KY

Squeaking when drying

Took front of dryer pantel off and replaced parts ordered.dryer sounds very quiet like new dryer.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Laura from Belton, TX

Squeaking very loudly

I read over other people's repair stories and it seemed like something I could do myself, so I gave it a shot.
First I unplugged the dryer and wrestled it onto my back porch, because I don't have room to work in my laundry room.
1. I removed the door by unscrewing the 4 hinge screws.
2. I removed the 2 screws at the top of the recess the door fits into.
3. I removed the top of the dryer.
4. There were 2 inner screws holding the front in place (which is why the top had to come off, because there is no other way to get at those screws...and they are near the top of the dryer at each front corner)...I removed these to take the front off. I had to use a flat-tip screwdriver to pry it out at the bottom, but it wasn't very hard to do. I also disconnected the wires, which was easy, but just be sure to note how they hook together so that you get them hooked back together correctly.
5. I removed the old felt, noting how it was positioned so I could install the new felt correctly.
6. I removed the old drum bearing. It was cracking on the top of it, and all 4 slides were totally gone, so I'm glad I ordered all 4 of them!
7. I cleaned everything up and found .37 cents in change!
8. I installed the new drum bearing...it just clips into place.
9. I installed the 4 slides. I had watched a video here on how to do that, and it really is super-easy. There was just a bit of one green/gray slide left, so that told me which went where.
10. I installed the new felt.
11. I reconnected the wires and put the front on.
12. I put the top on.
13. I put the door back on.
14. I wrestled the dryer back inside and plugged it in.
15. I turned it on to test it...it worked, and NO MORE SQUEAK!!

My dryer has been working great ever since. I would like to note that I bought this dryer used, so I really am not sure of how old it is...so I guessed. It seemed to be in good condition, and the person I bought it from plugged it in and let me see that it worked...and it didn't squeak then. It started squeaking about halfway through the first load of clothes I did. Still, I got it at a good price and luckily it didn't cost too awful much to get the parts needed to silence that squeak.

I am really thankful that there is a site like this to help people who might not be able to afford a repair other than to do it themselves. I know some just don't like to pay the high cost of repair, but some (like me) simply don't have the money for that. So thank you VERY MUCH for all of your help...it is greatly appreciated!!

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Parts Used:
  • Duct Felt Seal
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Stacy from Westfield, NC

Squeaking dryer

The top and front of the dryer had to come off, and taking off the top (and later putting it back on) was the hardest part. The old seal was stretched approximately two feet longer than the replacement part, and its thinness caused the drum to squeak as it scraped by the door panel. We simply pressed the new seal into place after pulling out the old one. Piece of cake. Putting the front of the dryer back on was simple as well. Fitting the top back into its slots properly was the biggest pain of the whole ordeal. The part came in about 2 days. Thanks!

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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS9861764
Manufacturer Part Number: WE09X20441
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