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DG170AXF1 Westinghouse Dryer - Overview

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Rear Drum Bearing Kit – Part Number: 5303281153
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
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PartSelect #: PS459829
Manufacturer #: 5303281153
This kit includes one bearing, one ball shaft, one ball bearing, one ball bearing retainer, a small tube of high temperature lubricant, and installation screws.
$71.08
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Door Latch Kit – Part Number: 5366021400
Door Latch Kit
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PartSelect #: PS475419
Manufacturer #: 5366021400
This door latch kit comes with the strike and the catch.
$64.47
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High Temperature Adhesive – Part Number: 5308027429
High Temperature Adhesive
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PartSelect #: PS474458
Manufacturer #: 5308027429
Used for installing felt and rubber seals on dryers.
$68.93
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Flame Sensor – Part Number: 5303281135
Flame Sensor
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PartSelect #: PS459818
Manufacturer #: 5303281135
This part senses the flame for heat allowing the gas valve to open.
$38.61
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Idler Pulley Assembly – Part Number: 5303212849
Idler Pulley Assembly
PartSelect #: PS457526
Manufacturer #: 5303212849
Use this idler pulley assembly with gas or electric clothes dryer that has a flat dryer belt. ***Please NOTE: This part has been redesigned by the manufacturer and may not fit your appliance.
  No Longer Available
Flat Style Belt – Part Number: 5303281154
Flat Style Belt
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PartSelect #: PS459830
Manufacturer #: 5303281154
This is a flat style ridgeless dryer belt.
$19.67
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CLOSE ELBOW C24 – Part Number: 5305514872
CLOSE ELBOW C24
PartSelect #: PS833174
Manufacturer #: 5305514872
$17.89
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Light Bulb - Push in and Turn – Part Number: 5308027430
Light Bulb - Push in and Turn
PartSelect #: PS474459
Manufacturer #: 5308027430
This bulb is sold individually. It is used to light up the inside of the dryer once the door is open.
$23.18
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BUSHING/FOOT KIT – Part Number: 5303937190
BUSHING/FOOT KIT
PartSelect #: PS1156911
Manufacturer #: 5303937190
$75.04
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GLIDE N
GLIDE N' GUARD
PartSelect #: PS479689
Manufacturer #: 93001
$54.12
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5FT UCVENT – Part Number: 4396009RP
5FT UCVENT
PartSelect #: PS1817947
Manufacturer #: 4396009RP
$32.97
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0-5PERISCOPE C9 VEN – Part Number: 5304492449
0-5PERISCOPE C9 VEN
PartSelect #: PS8760415
Manufacturer #: 5304492449
$36.91
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Loud Squeaking
1. Unplug dryer from outlet
2. Using Lg. flat screwdriver, pry under the front edge of the top and release two spring tabs
3. Lift up top and tilt back out of your way
4. Unscrew two phillips scews on inside of front panel
5. Lift up and out the front panel. Two spring clips at bottom.
6. Rlease tension on drum belt at the motor. Access panel at rear of dryer.
7.Unscrew 3 screws from inside, center rear of drum.
8. Remove drum through the front of the dryer. You may have to spread the sides apart a little bit for it to fit
9. Lift up on the rear drum bearing to remove it from the bearing retainer. ( U shaped plastic socket)
10. unsrew 2 screws and remove the bearing retainer, ground ball. Ball retainer is on outside of dryer.
11. Vacuum everything--duct, blower, lint trap, ect.
12. Intall new bearing retainer and grounding ball, an assistant is helpful at this time, one to hold ball retainer on rear of dryer, one to screw it in from the inside
13. reassemble remainder of parts in reverse order.
Parts Used:
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • Frank from Boyertown, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Catch broke, door wouldn't stay closed.
Used a screwdriver to pop out broken piece. Used pliers to snap in new one.
Parts Used:
Door Latch Kit
  • Dianne from Kansas City, MO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Gas flame turns off after a while. No more heat.
Fixed it eventually with part PS470049 ('M' Series Ignition Coil Kit). See separate story.

The flame sensor did not fix it but read on for info on how to replace this part. Before replacing this part, I should have read another posting in a different web site about the ignition coils: if you see a red glow inside the burner unit but the flame does not come on, then the problem is likely to be with the coils, not the flame sensor. However since some users here had solved the problem by replacing the flame sensors, I figured I'd try it. The setting for "More dry, less dry" never worked either so maybe this would fix two problems at once.

This dryer is a stacked front loader sitting on top of our washing machine. Opening the little front door (lower left side) is easy once you figure out that a little screw below needs to be removed. I almost broke the door trying to pull it open. The sensor is attached to the side of the flame area cylinder. It was hard to remove both the screw and the part itself from the slots as it's very springy. In fact when I finally removed it, it dropped to the base of the unit and sparks went flying as one of the electrical clips touched the metal (ground). Tip: first disconnect the electrical lead coming from the back of the unit to the ingnition block and later I used rubber gloves just in case. (I could not access the plug/outlet in the back). I installed the new part easily, though I was confused by the electrical leads: the white wire connects to the lead that has a red plastic dot on the side, but I think that must be a mechanical part and not a (wrong) marking, while the red connects to the other lead. Anyway, I connected it the same way I found it and put it back. Reconnected the other electrical wires and closed the door.

This did not fix the problem which turned out to be with the gas valve coils: as they get old, they turn off the flame when they get hot, even though the dryer keeps on turning. To read how to replace that part, search for comments under part number PS470049 ('M' Series Ignition Coil Kit). I don't know whether replacing the flame sensor is going to fix the "more dry-less dry" function, will have to see. Still, this website is great. Our dryer is a Westinghouse bought in 1991 (almost 20 years old!) and with this fixes it's just like new.
Parts Used:
Flame Sensor
  • Giuseppe from San Francisco, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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