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Duct Felt Seal

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PartSelect Number PS9861764
Manufacturer Part Number WE09X20441
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Duct Felt Seal Specifications

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.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy | Marks left on clothes | Takes too long to dry | No heat or not enough heat
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.
Part# WE09X20441 replaces these:
5949286, 3290413, WE9M15, WE9M30
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Nancy
July 20, 2017
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
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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Raymond
October 3, 2017
Does the front felt seal go around the entire drum or does it just cover the lower part. I am replacing front drum bearing but looks like seal does not extend over the entire drum
For model number DHDSR46EE1WW
Hi Raymond, Thank you for the question. The Duct Felt Seal only cover the bottom half. The front drum bearing and the 4 slides that attach to it act as the top seal. Hope this helps!

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Denver
July 20, 2017
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?
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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Robin
January 25, 2018
My husband has replaced this part but it keeps coming out. Is there a trick to getting it to stay? It's come out twice now since he's replaced it.
Hello Robin, thank you for your inquiry. The felt seal doesn't come with and adhesive to glue the part into place, per our video on PartSelect. It shouldn't require it. However, if this is continuing to happen, I would suggest getting some high heat resistance adhesive and gluing a small part of the felt to the unit in a couple of places. Do not glue the whole thing into place though. I hope this helps!

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Wayne
October 9, 2017
Will the felt duck seal stop the drum from hitting the casing and dose the seal go all the way around
For model number PTDN600EM0WT
Hi Wayne, Thank you for the question. The Duct Felt Seal prevent the drum from hitting/rubbing but only on the bottom.For the top you will need the, Front Drum Bearing,Part Number: PS960316 and two of the Drum Bearing Slide - Green,Part Number: PS6447706 and two of the Drum Bearing Slide - White, Part Number: PS755842. Hope this helps!

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John
November 13, 2017
My dryer is making a scraping noise and clothes are starting to get stuck in the edge of the drum. Would this be an issue with the dryer felt or would you suggest something else?Thanks
For model number DBXR463GB0WW
Hi John, Thank you for your inquiry. If your dryer is making noise, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check both the green and white drum bearing slides, the front drum bearing, the duct felt seal, the rear drum bearing kit and the drive belt. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Isabel
July 20, 2017
Where is the drum seal located so I can replace it
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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Nicki
September 10, 2017
Clothing is getting stuck on top of drum, tearing clothes and leaving black marks. What do I need to repair it?
For model number dx4500ea1ww
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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Eric Norris
April 25, 2018
My dryer is a year and 3 months old, but it has stop heating. Any ideas as to what the problem could be?
For model number GTD45EASJ2WS
Hello Eric, thank you for your question. The most common cause if a dryer not heating is a thermostat. We recommend testing the thermostats in the unit for continuity to see if you can narrow down the issue. THERMOSTAT Part Number: PS12171108 is located on the blower wheel housing in the unit. THERMOSTAT Part Number: PS11759043, THERMOSTAT Part Number: PS11772030, and HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT Part Number: PS12073908 are all located around the edge of the heating element. I would recommend testing these parts first, to see if they are the issue. If they are all tested and are functioning correctly, the element itself might be the issue. I hope this helps!

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John
December 3, 2018
After replacing the felt seal, while putting the unit back together, the drum became dislodged from the rear of the unit. Reseated the drum shaft, put the unit back together, not the unit won't start (powers up, but won't run after pushing the start button).What am i missing? thanks.
For model number BWXR473GT0WW
Hi John, Thank you for your question. If the dryer is not starting, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which ones are causing the issue. You will need to check the rotary start switch, the interlock switch, the drive belt, the door switch, the drive motor, the idler pulley, the timer, the rear drum bearing and the duct felt seal. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Due to over loading of the dryer the drum ruined the slides and was making a bad noise due to plastic rubbing plastic
It was pretty easy. After already taking apart the dryer to install a new belt I knew exactly my plan of action. I removed the two screws that hold the top panel of the dryer to the front panel. I then removed the top panel and removed the screws that hold the front to each side panel. I than pulled the front away from the cabinet and drum. I put the new slides in place and installed a new felt strip. I put it back together and that was that. Very easy.
Other Parts Used:
Drum Bearing Slide - Green Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Matthew from Plainfield, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Dryer was squeeling when running.
I removed the two screws at the front above the drum opening (with the dryer door open). The top panel then lifts off. I removed the screw at each side that holds the front panel to the side panels, tilted the front panel forward, which disengages the front of the drum from the front drum glide bearing. I then lifted the front panel slightly, unhooking the bottom of the panel from the dryer base, and swung the front panel aside. I removed the existing top drum bearing guide, which was disintegrated, and snapped in the new bearing guide, with the nylon slide strips installed in the bearing guide. Next pulled out the old felt strip, and pressed the new one in place. I then put the bottom of the front panel back into the bottom of the dryer front, and while lifting the drum to asure it fit over the bearing guide, pushed the front panel back to a vertical position to mate with the side panels. I then replaced the side panel screws, replaced the top, and replaced the front top panel screws.
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Daniel from Chicago, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Intermittant squeaking noise
Basically, I followed the same steps a prior person posted.
1.Removed the two screws inside the door, on the top part of the opening.
2.Lifted up and removed the top.
3.Removed two screws holding the front panel in place.
4.Held up the drum while removing the front panel. I carefully turned the panel so I could get at the drum bearing without pulling the wires connecting it to the front panel. The wires are not very long, so I had to be careful not to pull on them.
5.Carefully pried off the old drum bearing, using just my hands. It was fairly tight, and popped out just as I started to worry if I was putting too much pressure on it.
6.Checked to see how the old felt was installed, then I pulled out the old felt.
7.Inserted the new felt, being careful to insert one end into a slot the same way the original was installed.
8.Inserted the new slides into the new drum bearing. The gray slides went in at the eleven and one o'clock positions, the white slides went in at ten and two o'clock.
9.Removed a surplus plastic piece from the new drum bearing (where the light comes through).
10.Inserted the new drum bearing, putting the bottom tabs in first, then pivoting it into place. I squeezed it into place to make sure it was tight.
11.Lifted up the drum and put the front panel back on.
12.Screwed the front panel back on, using the two screws.
13.Carefully put the top back on.
14.Screwed in the two screws inside the front door to fasten down the top.
That was it! I started up the dryer and it worked fine. No more squeaking.
About the only thing odd about the repair is why PartSelect sells each slide separately (i.e., I had to order 2 white slides and 2 gray slides). I can't imagine replacing just one, so why not package them in pairs, or maybe even all four in one package.
At any rate, the repair was easy, and a lot cheaper than having someone come out to fix it.
Other Parts Used:
Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - Green Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Mark from Addison, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Dryer made LOUD screaching constant sound
(1) open dryer door (2) remove screws holding door on and put door aside. Probably doesn't have to be done but I think its easier and safer so you don't accidently bend the hinges. (3) remove 2 screws holding top onto front. of dryer located in recess that door sits in (3) pull up on top and remove (from slots by the control panel) (4) remove final 2 screws holding front onto frame of dryer. You can disconnect the connectors from the front panel back to the dryer to make the job easier or work with it without disconnecting. I'd take your time and clean any lint dust, etc. (5) the Drum Bearing removes fairly easy as it is just snapped into 2 slots. insert slids into slots.... make sure you order all 4. Mine were all beat!. (6) replace with new Drum Bearing. (7) I did the lower felt seal as well. Pay attention to how you took the old one off and replace the same way. Remember it stretches to fit into the slots. Put all back together. Remember to front panel has to sit correctly into bottom slots before you screw the top screws back in. All in all.... a simple project, and no more noise!!!!! Great to have websites like this. Easy ordering, quick shipping, great diagrams.
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - Green Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Brian from Langhorne, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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LOUD - screeching noise during drying cycle, in all modes of operation.
1. Removed top cap on lid by removing the 3 - phillips screws.
2. removed front digital display panel from PC board.
3. removed bolts with nut-driver on the top of the front panel, removed bottom screws with #2 square bit.
4. removed "snap-in" plastic top bearing ( paying attention to where wiring is routed within this frame.
5. cleaned all areas of plastic and felt debris, installed new bearing, felt, and glides.
6. Re-installed all wiring and panels.

*** make sure to order all of the glides, there should be a total of 4 for the top assembly.
Other Parts Used:
Top Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - Green Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Bruce from Springfield, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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clothes having black marks and getting stuck on top of drum, tearing
Repair was easy, following the disassembly instructions from the video on your site. What I did not know is that it takes 2 pieces of plastic slides from each kind to replace (makes a total of 4). I was lucky in that one of the white ones was still okay and that I accidentally ordered a second one from the greenish kind, so I was set. This was also a great opportunity to clean out the dryer which must have been a bucket full of lint. So far no more complaints. Given that this problem seems to reappear once in a while I'll order a new set soon.
Other Parts Used:
Top Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - White Drum Bearing Slide - Green
  • Markus from Austin, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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original duct was broken
Dear PartSelect.com,

My repair went off without a hitch.

2 screws removed to remove top.
4 screws removed from inside to remove front panel w/ door.
4 screws removed from top of control panel, loosed and popped top right off.
Flathead screwdriver to pop off old plastic panel.
Removed old wire chase (plastic, approx 3” long).
Removed built-up lint, wiped down area for new duct.
Snapped new duct on.
Dryer works like new!!
Took about 35 minutes, most of time spent cleaning up inside of dryer from lint due to broken duct.

One problem was that salesperson sold me on a new felt strip to go with new duct. That felt comes already installed on the new duct so I did not need it. Cost me a few extra dollars I did not need to spend.

Other than that, easy ordering, fast shipment, and parts are as close to original as possible.

Thanks for all your help!
Other Parts Used:
Dryer Lint Chute Assembly
  • Chad from Gilbert, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Noisy and took too long to dry clothes
Easy repair. Removed top of dryer and removed two screws to front panel and door assembly. Old front air duct assembly was worn and broken, so it literally fell off the panel. I cleaned the front panel and door assembly of all the lint and dirt, and snapped the new parts into place. The new parts came with the gasket and felt drum seal already installed, to all that had to be done was to snap it into place. Installing the drum slides was a breeze. I simply had to slide one end in the slot, position the hole over the pin, and slide the other end in. I put everything back together, and ran a full cycle for test. Dryer works like new, and run quiet.
Other Parts Used:
Front Drum Bearing Foam Seal Drum Bearing Slide - White Dryer Lint Chute Assembly
  • Bruno from Somerdale, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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The dryer was making noise.
I removed the two screws that hold the front panel to the top panel. I removed two more screws that hold the front panel to the side panels. I separated the front panel from the side panels and removed the drum.

I could see on the front panel the drum slides were badly worn. One was gone.

The new parts installed easily using no tools at all. Everything snaps in place. The new foam gaskets press and stick to seal the duct work. The felt strip pressed into place.

I replace all the panels in reverse order and plug it in. It operates fine, but the motor is making the noise. I will look into replacing the motor next.
Other Parts Used:
BELT DRIVE Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - Green Foam Seal Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Joe from Eureka, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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loud screeching
5 minutes! loosened 4 screws pulled front off replaced bearing, felt, and slides. put everything back together, tightened screws. Worked like a NEW ONE!!!!
Other Parts Used:
Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - White
  • Roger from Salyersville, KY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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