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Front Drum Bearing

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$ 44.05   In Stock
Fix Number: FIX960316
Manufacturer #: WE3M26
Manufactured by: GE

Product Description

Located on the inside of the dryer front panel, the front drum bearing helps your appliance to operate as quietly as possible. It allows the front of the drum to glide smoothly on the felt seal of the front panel when the drum is rotating. This manufacturer-approved part is made of a durable white plastic and measures approximately 9 inches by 20 inches. If your dryer makes a continuous banging noise while it is powered on, it is likely that the drum bearings need to be replaced. Keep in mind that the drum slides should be replaced at the same and will need to be purchased separately (the front drum bearing holds 4 glides), as this part includes the bearing only.

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Average Repair Rating: 4.2 / 5.0, 22 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    Donald L. from Belmont, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Dark marks on clothing; clothing sticking between drum and front panel
Others with the same problem of dark marks on clothing suggested replacing the white and the grey drum slides that slip into the front drum bearing unit. When I open up the dryer, I did find that both the white and grey drum slides on one side of the front drum bearing piece had completely worn away, and some of the drum bearing piece was also worn away. I had decided in advance to order both white slides, both grey slides, a new felt seal, and the front drum bearing piece. Possibly I could have reused the old front drum bearing, but the replacement was cheap enough. Three bits of advice: 1) if you replace the felt seal, make sure you get it tucked behind the clips on the door panel; 2) if you replace the front drum bearing piece, once you have the dryer put back together, reach up and pull the plastic drum bearing toward you to be sure it is fully snapped into place; 3) after you replace the slides or felt, the drum will make mild rubbing noises as it turns, so run the dryer with no heat for about 30 minutes to seat the parts.
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The dry was making a whining sound. Very loud.
I followed all the video on the website with all the parts I had purchased. Very easy. Just make sure you unplug the dryer first. Thank you,
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  • Customer:
    David from South Park Township, PA
  • Parts Used:
    WE1M1067, WE3M26
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Dryer squealing due to glides missing and part of front drum bearing worn away.
Lifted the top of dryer off, screws were already removed diagnosing the problem. Removed two screws holding front panel on. Snapped the worn front drum bearing out of its place. Transfered the glides, I ordered extra, from the old piece to the new one. Snapped the new drum bearing in place, slightly lifting the dryer drum to rest on the new front drum bearing. Then I attached the front dryer panel with the two screws. Finally put the top of the dryer back in its place with two screws to hold it in place. Finished with a test run of dryer. No squealing, so i put in a load of clothes to be dryed.
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  • Customer:
    VINCENT FLYNN from FARMINGTON, NH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
Squeeking
Followed the video instructions provided by this site No confusing, hard to decipher diagrams or written instructions. The whole process took 30 minutes half of which was cleaning out 5 years of accumulated lint.
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  • Customer:
    Vincent from Apopka, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
Takes A Long Time To Dry
Followed the video that was provided on the web site
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  • Customer:
    Jeff from GLENDALE, AZ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Loud squeaky noise
Philiphs screws driver and watched a how to video
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  • Customer:
    Richard from FORD, VA
  • Parts Used:
    WE1M1067, WE3M26, WE1M504
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Load squeaking, rubbing noise in the front of dryer
I looked at the video on this site for replacing that part. If you watch the video you will have no proplem. It took me 20 mins to do the repair, may have been quicker if my hands would have been smaller to connect the wires back in the front panel.
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  • Customer:
    Keith from Weatherford, TX
  • Parts Used:
    WE1M1067, WE3M26, WE1M504
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
The dryer was squeeling with a load of clothes in it.
I watched your video first. Pulled out two screws and removed the top, took one screw out on the left and right side so the front of the dryer could be removed. I then pulled the old Drum bearing out, installed the drum bearing slides in the new drum bearing then put it back together the way I took it apart. No problem!! Saved me a bunch of money and my dryer is repaired. Thanks!!
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  • Customer:
    Robert from El Monte, CA
  • Parts Used:
    WE14X25080, WE3M26
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Dryer was very noisy.
If someone else replaces these parts be sure to also purchase the 4 nylon bearings! The front drum bearing does not come with them and this site does not mention or recommend buying them. So I had to find another source to purchase them. Also when I placed my order I was told I would receive the parts in 2 days it took 4 days for them to arrive.
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  • Customer:
    Tennyson from Walters, OK
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Loud squeek when in use
Remove the front panel and replaced the front support and slides.
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      Manufacturer Part Number: WE3M26
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