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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Which drum slides should I use with my DBVH512EF0WW washer.
You would want to replace the drum slide part number WE1M504 which goes to the outer and WE1M1067 for the inner.
The dryer drum has much play from back to front. Clothes get caught bewteen the drum and the housing which leaves black marks on clothes. I bought the rear sleeve but the new one is the same height as the old so this will not fix the problem.
What do I need to fix this problem?
Answer Phillip, You need to check the top bearing WE03X20570 and drum slides WE1M504 and WE1M1067 for distortion and excessive wear. If the bearing is distorted or the slides worn excessively a gap between the drum and the front duct assembly will develop and articles can/will get stuck in the gap. If all's OK then you'll need to access and check the heater assembly and rear cabinet for distortion and heat damage.
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).