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I need to replace the felt drum glides in my Kenmore Laundry Center, (washer/dryer combo). I'm not exactly sure how to go at it, i.e. through the front or the back. Which ever it is, how do I do it? Thank you.

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Unplug it drop the panel between easher dryer remove the metal panel behind it remove 2 screws each side controls panel reomve control panel unplug the switch going to dryer door let panel hang down remove 2 screws bottom door panel one each side remove 4 screws on the top front panel with door will fall in your hands oyt seals on it let dry

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I have a stacked Frigidaire FEZ831CA washer/dryer combo and when running the dryer it makes a very high pitched (AND LOUD) screeching sound. Any ideas as to what might be the problem? Thanks, Sean


screeching sound
Sean, Bad felt gasket body to drum, if belt drive on dryer, it could be worn and slipping, making a screech, or if not the belt, the drum may have a worn bearing on its hub allowing it to run crooked and rub where it should not.
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417.91702000 Broken dryer belt and felt replacement


To get inside the dryer portion you start by removong the top making a note of where the screws mount makes it easier to put back right later but is no big deal. After removing the top you remove the splashplate and then the controlpanel. The panel has quick connects so the wiring will be no problem. Once the control panel has been removed get the front panel off ad remove the drum.
IThese dryers comewith 2 different styles of glides. The drum mounted version and the front panel mounted versions. The glide kit comes with glue also. I have a page which features videos and more on frigidaire dryers. HERE

Laundry center service manual

on Dec 11, 2010 | Washing Machines

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The dryer squeaks... loudly! Is it more likely the glide, the felt, or something else?


Good Morning John,

I understand that the dryer on your Frigidaire laundry center, model# FEX831CS, is squeaking intermittently. I also see that you are wondering if it could be the glide, the felt, or possibly something else, that is causing this. I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. They will be able to diagnose your appliance and determine the exact cause of the squeaking. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Jun 28, 2014 | Frigidaire FEX831CS Top Load Stacked...

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I have a Kenmore stackable washer and dryer and when ever you turn the dryer off you can hear the drum grinding I can hear pennies in it would that make a difference?


You have front felt glide kit that the drum rides on and also rear bearing in back also that drum rides in. One of these is the problem and they both have to be repaired by going thru the front not the back of the dryer.

Jan 31, 2010 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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Drum seems to be loose. Metal to metal sound each time it rotates


the rear bearing is bad and maybe also the glides on the felt need to be replace they sell it as a kit

Aug 22, 2009 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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Drum spins off center and clothes get stuck between drum and casing


If your clothes get marked or torn in your dryer, check these:

Rollers
Rear seal
Front glides
Front seal
Rollers Your dryer may use rollers, or wheels, to support the rear of the clothes drum. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rollers wear out, you need to replace the whole set.

Rear seal Your dryer may have a felt-like seal at the rear of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, clothes can get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rear seal wears out, you need to replace it.

Front glides Your dryer probably uses nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the glides wear out, you need to replace them as a set.

Front seal Many dryers have a felt-like seal at the front of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, the clothes in the dryer may get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the seal wears out, you need to replace it.

May 28, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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That is an accurate description
the drum of all dryers is suspended from a combination of
felt pads at the drum ends
nylon glides under the drum
rubber tired thrust rollers.
the rubber tires wear, and the drum shifts, this pinches and wears the felts, then there is enough space to pinch the clothes in the gap
It is a simple enough fix, and well worthwhile, felts glides and rollers are cheap in comparison to new dryers.
Generically all dryers are pretty much the same, so when you go to the parts store, the felts rollers and glides may be labelled whirlpool or kenmore
they will fit exactly, there are very few that fit very many models.

To do the job
  • UNPLUG DRYER
  • If a top mounted lint screen, remove lint screen and 2 screws under lint screen from top of case
  • with a putty knife or other blunt blade release spring clips at front corners of lid, retaining lid to front panel
  • tilt lid up
  • remove 1screw each side 1/3 way down front
  • disconnect door switch wires
  • remove front panel and door
  • pull tensioner to end of its travel against tensioner spring, and unhook belt
    (Note:: position of belt around tensinoer and motor pulleys for reinstall)
  • pull drum out forwards
  • motor, pulleys, support rollers, felts, and glides can now be inspected
good roller
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7133e59.jpg rollers are in pairs, if one is worn replace both

Inspect felts and nylon glides where fitted, any wear - replace

to replace felts
requirements 2 or more pairs locking pliers(visegrips) hitemp silicone adhesive
  • pull old felt off
  • scrape off old adhesive
  • spread gllue on drum edge
  • secure felt on drum with visegrip
  • pull felt into place, clip with visegrip, pull again clip with visegrips, work around until felt is attached to drum and clipped in place
  • allow glue to set
nylon glides, if fitted replace easily, a central screw, or glue

reassemble in reverse order

Oct 09, 2008 | Frigidaire FSE748GF Dryer

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Noisy Dryer Drum - Squealing/Grinding type Noise.


I have a Kenmore Stacked Washer/Dryer (Model 417.91702000) that has had the same thing happen. I have replace mine twice . . .It is the rear dryer bearing.

You can purchase a kit that contains everything to replace it.

You have to work from the front, all the way to the back.

Make sure that you also check the felt pad glide on the front door panel (the drum rotates on this). You may need to replace it also, it should have teflon pads built into the felt that the drum rests on . . .

Jan 21, 2008 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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