Does the piece of felt go all the way around the top and bottom bearings? I need to replace part #313/AP4297334 and the felt piece that is still on my unit looks like it might have been torn clean so I can't tell if it should go all the way around.
Answer Hello Michael! The felt seal WE09X20441 is the lower felt seal, it does not go all the way around the tub. The top bearing WE14M124 is the top portion of which the drum glides on, this does not include the white WE1M504 and green WE1M1067 glides. These should be replaced as a set, you will need 2 of each. Thanks.
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Is this a genuine part and NOT the cheap OEM? thank you.
Answer Hello Mike. Yes, the part is an original GE part.
Hello, Is there a trick to removing the front bearing from the front panel? Are there screws or do we just try to "jimmy" it out? Also, we obviously need new bearings and glides, but does the felt piece need replacing as well? It looks to be intact and in good shape. If it needs replacing, is it required to glue it in place? It sure does not look as though it was glued in the first place. Thank you!
Answer Hello Amy,
The front bearing snaps into the front panel. It really isn't hard to remove or re-install. You just have to make sure not to pinch any wires. Note how the wires are routed before dis-assembly and maybe take a few pictures with your cell phone from different angles to prevent confusion during re-assembly and you will be fine. If the seal fits the front of the drum good it will not need replacement. If it does need replaced, it does glue in with high temperature adhesive (AP4284239).
Can I substitute white dryer drum slides for green ones? Thanks
Answer Hello Dave,
The white and green slides are made of 2 different composites and cannot be interchanged.