My rear drum felt seal has come out from Whirlpool dryer. Why and how did this happen? Should I replace it?
Answer Hello Jason. Over a period of time being used, the felt seals wear out. This happens to all dryers. You will need to order and replace the felt seal if it is bad in the unit. Thanks.
Dryer makes scratchy, grinding sound. I replaced the front felt seal as it was coming out. The tub also has a slight forward tilt when the front panel is off.
Answer Kstreck, Did you check the front drum glides 306508 mounted on the inside of the front bulkhead 33001868. If they're warn or damaged they will make a scratchy, grinding noise as well. Also recheck and make sure the front bulkhead is mounted to the cabinet front flange properly, and the dryer is level.
Replace both felt seals, rear rollers and shafts. After reassembly, drum is turning slower than normal and making slight bumping noise. Is slow rotation due to fresh felt seals or did I do something wrong? Everything looked normal, seals were kept to outside of drum when reassembled, belt back in normal position. HELP!
Answer Hello J.S.,
You need to double check that the drum is riding on top of the rollers and also check for a twisted belt. The unit should not slow down because of new parts. If you lubricated the rollers with a dry lubricant, you should go back in and wipe the excess off since too much dry lubricant will interfere with the rollers rotation.