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GLER642AS0 drum upper glide makes drum too tight

I just installed a preventitive maintenence kit in that provided an updated upper glide that has 3 plastic runners that are making it impossible to fit correctly.
The drum cannot rotate properly and i'm sure will smoke the new belt.
Can i just remove the plastic runners?

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Well you could .kenmore /whirlpool dryers only have a fat felt seal for the drum to ride on,but then the drum it's self is lined with a plastic ring.i have put many of those glide kits on a Frigidaire dryer.the drum goes over the glides,it can be tricky ..you can also have someone open the door while you try to work the glides into place with your hand from the inside.if you have any other questions please email thru fix ya. God bless ,tom

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If you hear a great deal of noise coming from the blower area of the dryer when it is running, then the blower wheel could be defective.

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You should also not be surprised to find foreign debris in the blower. The occasional bird, rodent or squirrel has been known to bypass the out vent cover. If they crawl into the exhaust tube the first thing they come into contact with is the blower wheel.

If the blower wheel is not spinning, or if it is missing vanes, it is not moving air efficiently. As a result, heat is not removed from the heat source and it can trip the high limit switch or blow the thermal cut-off.
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A worn belt can stretch and/or become brittle with age. The belt can then slip on the drum or motor to cause squeaking. If this is the case, the solution is to replace the worn belt.

The belt is not the only item that can cause squeaking. It can also be caused by a faulty idler pulley, worn drum bearings, worn drum glides or worn drum rollers depending on brand and style.

When replacing the Belt is is a good idea to also change the Drum Support Rollers, Drum Glides, Idler Pulley and Clips. All of these items are economical easily changeable when replacing the belt. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new.

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Some dryer models are equipped with Drum Glides. The front of the dryer rests on these glides. They provide a low friction surface on which the drum spins. After time however, this glides wear down. Much like an automobile brakes, these glides make a load grinding noise when they wear thin. This griding against the drum usually leaves a bare metal stripe that is visible at the point of contact. If the glides are worn, the solution is to replace them.

The drum glides not the only items that can cause squeaking. It can also be caused by a faulty idler pulley, worn drum bearings, a worn belt or worn drum rollers depending on brand and style.

When replacing the Drum Glides it is a good idea to also change the Drum Support Rollers, Drum Belt, Idler Pulley and Clips. All of these items are economical and easily changeable when replacing the glides. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new.
Worn Rear Drum Bearing
Some dryer models are equiped with a Rear Drum Bearing. The rear of the drum rests on this bearing. It provides a low friction surface on which the drum spins. After time however, this bearing will wear down. If the bearing is worn, the solution is to replace it.

The rear drum bearing not the only item that can cause squeaking. It can also be caused by a faulty idler pulley, worn drum glides, a worn belt or worn drum rollers depending on brand and style.

When replacing the rear drum bearing it is a good idea to also change the drum glides, drum support rollers, drum belt, idler pulley and clips depending on make and model. All of these items are economical and easily changeable when replacing the rear drum bearing. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new.
Worn Drum Support Rollers
Some dryers such as Whirlpool/Kenmore brands are equipped with Rear Drum Support Rollers. The weight of the dryer drum rests on these rollers. They provide a low friction surface on which the drum spins when in operation. After time however, these rollers wear down. When they wear, often times they begin to elongate and form a non-round 'cam' shape. The result is that when the dryer is turned on it creates a rumble that sounds as though you are trying to dry a pair of tennis shoes. This sound is usually the drum being forced up and down on the non-round wheels. If the rollers are worn, the solution is to replace them.


When replacing the Drum Rollers it is a good idea to also change the Front Drum Glides, Drum Belt, Idler Pulley and Clips. All of these items are economical and easily changeable when replacing the glides. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new. Whirlpool
Kenmore models have a dryer maintenance kit that contains all of these items in a single kit.


Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.


Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.


Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.


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Your issue is;
Hotpoint (Frigidaire base), model No. NLL113EYWO," my dryer make a scraching noise when it first start and some time"

Thank you for providing a valid model number!

Following this link, http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx, provides valuable D.I.Y. safety information on the make and model number of your appliance. In order to access your product information, you will need to enter the model number stamped on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the User’s Manual.


All disassembly procedures for a Frigidaire base dryer can be found at this link: http://www.repairclinic.com/0100_20.asp


1. I would check this first: Front drum glides:
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=274452&PPStack=1

2. This link will show the rear drum bearing assembly.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=771336&PPStack=1

3. This will show the upper seal assembly.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=947963&PPStack=1

4. This will show the lower seal assembly.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=947964&PPStack=1

I hope this helps resolve your dryer issue.

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