The front slide bearing on this unit has no slides (4). It is one complete piece of circular felt attached to a plastic ring. No area for slides. Is there a like replacement for this part? Thanks.
Answer Ben, You are probably discussing the seal ring WE9X30. It mounts to the front opening of the tumbler and seals against the front panel interior. The part is no longer available from the manufacturer, and we are not aware of an authorized repair or replacement part.
Hello is there anyway of telling wether my squeeky dryer needs a new rear drum bearing or just the slides to quiet it down? thanks
It is recommended to replace the glides at the same time that you replace the rear drum bearing. You could pull the front panel off the dryer to inspect the glides to make sure that they are not damaged but most likely the squeaking would be due to the rear bearings.
My dryer is squeaking really bad. If you recommend the rear drum bearing to be replaced, should i go ahead and replace the belt, and front drum bearing? Also, do you recommend ordering the rear drum bearing kit and does the kit include the sleeve. I'm asking if these replacements should all be done since I have the dryer taken apart.
Answer Hello Owen,
You are correct that the parts should all be replaced at once if you at all can. This is because if one part is worn excessively, it will cause abnormal wear and premature failure of the new parts. The front bearings hold the drum up to a level position. If they are not replaced, the drum will "lean" forward and the rear support bearing will not wear properly. The idler pulley should be replaced if it doesn't spin freely or if the pulley has "wobble" play in it. The belt should be replaced if it has dry rot cracks in it.
My dryer squeaks when a lot of clothes are put in
Answer Hello Dean. You need to check and see if the front bearings are bad or if the rear bearings are bad on the unit and causing the issue.