Why does the top plastic bearing get worn, is it natural for the drum to touch it or is it because of glide slide wear or the rear drum sleeve bearing wear?
In most cases the bearing will wear quicker when a unit is being overloaded. The bearing is lubricated by the plastic and the heavier the load the more likely for the bearings to wear out.
Replaced sleeve bearing but forgot which direction the plastic sleeve went on??
Answer Hello Dick. Flat large part goes to the back of the dryer on the bearing shaft.
During counter clockwise rotation during drying rotation ,it seems to labor and vibrate .what would cause this vibration ?
Answer Joe, You will want to remove the front panel and check the front glides WE1M1067,WE1M504 for damage and excess wear, and the felt seals, for small articles that may be stuck in them. Then remove the drum and check the bearing WE1M462 and shaft WE3M33 for excess wear and discoloration.
the glide strips in the front of the dryer seem to wear out really fast.
is there another problem that I should look for that would cause them to be wearing out faster then normal? would it have anything to do with the wool strip around the bottom? it looks normal.
Answer Doug, Make sure the dryer is level, side to side and front to back,maybe even a bit higher in the front(1/8 to 1/4 inch). You'll need to remove the drum and check the rear drum bearing assembly WE25M40 for excessive wear. Check to insure the glides are in the proper position, green glides at the 11 and 1 o'clock position and the white glides are at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. And don't overload the dryer(never more than 1/2 full with wet clothes). Good Luck and Thanks