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Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric Dryer Drum Felt Seal #279857

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the rear drum felt seal on a Whirlpool/Kenmore electric dryer. The most common reasons for replacing the felt seal are when the dryer is noisy, won’t heat properly, is too hot, or is tearing clothes.

All of the information for this rear felt seal replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, Roper, Crosley, Estate, Inglis, Amana, Admiral

Tools needed: hex socket, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to pull out the lint screen and remove the two screws near the opening.
3
Next, insert a putty knife under the front of the main top to release the two spring clips and rotate the top up.
4
Disconnect the door switch wires and remove the top front panel screws.
5
Now, lift the panel up and out.
6
If your model has two front panels
7
Use a flathead screwdriver to release the clips above the lower panel to remove it.
8
Now, loosen the two screws at the bottom of the upper panel and lift the panel off.
9
Depress the pulley to release the belt tension and unthread the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
10
Now use the belt to lift out the drum.
11
If it’s still intact, remove the old seal and clean off excess residue.
12
Prepare the new felt seal for installation by first applying the high temperature adhesive to the drum rim.
13
Then, align the new seal around the rim, applying pressure as you go.
14
Allow 20 minutes for the adhesive to dry.
15
Once the adhesive has dried, replace the drum by aligning its rim on the two support rollers and loop the belt around the tension pulley and motor shaft in a “zig-zag” formation.
16
Rotate the drum to help align the belt.
17
You’re now ready to reinstall the front panel or panels.
18
If your model has a solid front panel, align the slots in the panel with the two retainer clips.
19
Line up the drum with the seal on the front panel and press the panel down until it locks into position.
20
If your model has two panels, align the slots in the upper panel with the screws while lining up the drum.
21
Tighten the screws and replace the lower panel by snapping it into position.
22
Now, reinstall the two screws on top and reconnect the door switch wires.
23
Rotate the main top back into place and press down on the front to secure the spring clips.
24
Install the two screws at the lint screen opening replace the lint screen and plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the rear drum felt seal on a Whirlpool/Kenmore electric dryer. The most common reasons for replacing the felt seal are when the dryer is noisy, won’t heat properly, is too hot, or is tearing clothes.

All of the information for this rear felt seal replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, Roper, Crosley, Estate, Inglis, Amana, Admiral

Tools needed: hex socket, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to pull out the lint screen and remove the two screws near the opening.
3
Next, insert a putty knife under the front of the main top to release the two spring clips and rotate the top up.
4
Disconnect the door switch wires and remove the top front panel screws.
5
Now, lift the panel up and out.
6
If your model has two front panels
7
Use a flathead screwdriver to release the clips above the lower panel to remove it.
8
Now, loosen the two screws at the bottom of the upper panel and lift the panel off.
9
Depress the pulley to release the belt tension and unthread the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
10
Now use the belt to lift out the drum.
11
If it’s still intact, remove the old seal and clean off excess residue.
12
Prepare the new felt seal for installation by first applying the high temperature adhesive to the drum rim.
13
Then, align the new seal around the rim, applying pressure as you go.
14
Allow 20 minutes for the adhesive to dry.
15
Once the adhesive has dried, replace the drum by aligning its rim on the two support rollers and loop the belt around the tension pulley and motor shaft in a “zig-zag” formation.
16
Rotate the drum to help align the belt.
17
You’re now ready to reinstall the front panel or panels.
18
If your model has a solid front panel, align the slots in the panel with the two retainer clips.
19
Line up the drum with the seal on the front panel and press the panel down until it locks into position.
20
If your model has two panels, align the slots in the upper panel with the screws while lining up the drum.
21
Tighten the screws and replace the lower panel by snapping it into position.
22
Now, reinstall the two screws on top and reconnect the door switch wires.
23
Rotate the main top back into place and press down on the front to secure the spring clips.
24
Install the two screws at the lint screen opening replace the lint screen and plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.

Applicable Product Model

Parts Needed
Felt Seal
Felt Seal
$54.03
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