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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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Drum Belt – Part Number: 134503600
Drum Belt
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PartSelect #: PS1148434
Manufacturer #: 134503600
This 88 3/4 inches long and 1/4 inch wide dryer drum belt goes around the dryer drum and the pulley to rotate the drum once the motor is activated.
$22.52
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Drum Support Bearing – Part Number: 131825900
Drum Support Bearing
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PartSelect #: PS418807
Manufacturer #: 131825900
This part attaches onto the inside of the rear panel of the cabinet.
$8.07
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Drum Glide - White – Part Number: 137513300
Drum Glide - White
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PartSelect #: PS5574052
Manufacturer #: 137513300
Appliance requires 2 .Sold individually.
$43.51
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Lower Front Felt Seal with Adhesive – Part Number: 5303937183
Lower Front Felt Seal with Adhesive
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PartSelect #: PS832645
Manufacturer #: 5303937183
$25.31
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Door Catch – Part Number: 131658800
Door Catch
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PartSelect #: PS418433
Manufacturer #: 131658800
This part helps keep the door closed while the machine is running.
$79.91
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Timer Knob – Part Number: 134011703
Timer Knob
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PartSelect #: PS419211
Manufacturer #: 134011703
This knob accepts a D-shaped shaft.
$44.04
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Lint Filter – Part Number: 131450300
Lint Filter
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PartSelect #: PS417841
Manufacturer #: 131450300
This white dryer lint filter screen collects lint as it passes through the dryer vent.
$36.35
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Door Strike – Part Number: 5303207102
Door Strike
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PartSelect #: PS455020
Manufacturer #: 5303207102
"Male" piece of a dryer door closing mechanism.
$23.90
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Adjustable Leveling Foot - Black – Part Number: 216396900
Adjustable Leveling Foot - Black
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PartSelect #: PS425733
Manufacturer #: 216396900
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$32.92
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Blower Housing with Blower Wheel – Part Number: 131775600
Blower Housing with Blower Wheel
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PartSelect #: PS418726
Manufacturer #: 131775600
***Please Note: This part is a substituted part by the manufacturer. It may appear different, but should still work with your appliance.
$161.95
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Upper Front Felt Seal – Part Number: 134440200
Upper Front Felt Seal
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PartSelect #: PS975866
Manufacturer #: 134440200
This part is the replacement upper front felt seal for your dryer. It is made of felt and is approximately 17 inches long and 1 inch wide. The felt seal allows the drum to glide smoothly on the front ...
$54.23
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Original timer knob broke
I looked in my appliance paperwork, found the model number, keyed it in, located and ordered the knob. It arrived in a few days and voila, pushed new knob on and dryer is back in great working order. Thanks!
Parts Used:
Timer Knob
  • Cheri from Cary, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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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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Motor would hum but not turn on when start knob was turned.
The motor bearings had stiffened up – classic planned obsolescence.

I could tell the motor was bad, because when I tried to spin the drum by hand, it wouldn't turn in any direction. (Normally it can turn fairly easily.)

(Helpful hint: As you remove screws / parts, place them in a plastic baggie, and write on the baggie from whence they came. This is especially helpful if you have to order parts and then wait a few days for them to arrive.)

You can replace the starter motor without removing the drum, but it is easier if you do remove the drum. Plus, I decided to also replace the drum belt, since it was 9 years old and is a wear part.

UNPLUG THE DRYER BEFORE YOU BEGIN.

1. Pop off the top cover; it has two spring clips at the front, then it hinges up. Disconnect the green grounding wire at the back, then slip the cover off the hinges and set it aside.

2. Remove the front panel:

a. Looking down into the dryer, disconnect the electrical harnesses that go between the front controls and the body. You may have to cut a nylon cable tie to access one or more. (Note that they have shapes that won't allow you to mix them up later). Also, there are two wires that attach to connectors in the top middle of the dryer, which are difficult to get at; you may need a needle nose pliers to pull them. Remember their color-coding for reinstallation.

b. Remove the two phillips screws located about 8 inches from the top, on either side, inside the body, that hold the front panel in place.

c. The front panel is now held in place by spring clips. Pry it gently to pop it loose. It will hinge out, then you can pull it up. Notice how the front piece has felt pads that serve to hold the front of the drum; you'll line it up the same way when it goes back together. Set the front panel aside.

3. Remove the rear motor vent plate.
a. It is at the back, lower right of the dryer (which is lower left once you're behind it). 2 phillips screws hold it in place.

b. Now look inside to see the motor and belt. Memorize how the belt feeds around the motor pulley and the larger, white plastic tensioner pulley. Notice how the rear motor bearing sits in a half-round metal plate, held down by a spring clip. (Make a drawing if you like.)

c. Move the spring- loaded tensioner arm to take tension off the belt, then slip the belt off the motor pulley.

d. Notice that the tensioner pulley, arm and spring are all held in place by the spring. Note that the tensioner pulley can slip off its shaft. Note these things for when you put it all back together later.

e. Now undo the tensioner arm spring and remove the arm, pulley and spring. Set them aside.


4. Remove the drum:

a. There is a yellowish plastic block at the top front of the open dryer body that holds the drum. Take it out with a phillips screwdriver.

b. Slip the now un-tensioned belt off the drum, to the back, so it hangs over the heater element body. You can leave it there for now, so you don't forget to install it before you put everything back together. If you're going to replace the belt, now is a good time to do so. (Check the length of the new belt against the old one, to make sure they're the same.)

c. Now you can remove the drum. It uses a center ball in a socket joint at the back to hold it in place. Use a screwdriver to lever upward on the back of the drum. This will pop the ball up, and then you can pull the drum out from the front.

5. Clean it up.
Now is a very good time to vacuum out any lint in the fan area, inside the dryer body, etc. Also consider removing the lint trap assembly from the dryer front ( 2 phillips screws) and vacuuming it out as well.

6. Remove the motor.

a. First, remove the fan that's attached to the front of the motor. Use a socket (7/8", I think) to unscrew the fan from the front of the motor shaft. IMPORTANT: The fan has a plastic hex nut sh
Parts Used:
Drum Belt Drive Motor with Pulley
  • Elvis from Miami, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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