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Retaining Ring – Part Number: WP9703438
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Retaining Ring

Your Price
$5.04

Fix Number: FIX11746909

Manufacturer #: WP9703438

Manufactured by: Whirlpool

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Part description

This is a retaining ring, also known as a roller retainer clip, and it is for various home appliances. This part is 1/2 an inch in diameter, and made entirely of metal. The retaining ring connects the support roller to the shaft in your dryer. If your dryer is noisy, or taking too long to dry, you may need a new retaining ring. Note that this part can also be used in a refrigerator/freezer, and a washer/dryer combo.

Works with the following brands

Maytag, KitchenAid, Norge, Admiral, Whirlpool, Magic Chef, Jenn-Air, Amana, Crosley, International

Works with the following products

Dryer, Mixer, Refrigerator, Washer Dryer Combo, Freezer

Fixes the following symptoms

Noisy | Takes too long to dry | Will not tumble | No heat or not enough heat

Videos For installing this part.

Installation Instructions Provided by Fix customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 3.0 / 5.0, 18 reviews
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Customer:
Tim from PORTLAND, OR
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Dryer was a bit noisy with a full load of wet clothes
As per the repair videos on the site, I searched the internet for a couple of supplementary videos just to make sure I was doing it correctly. It was was all pretty easy. Expect to vacuum out and clean out the interior of the dryer. Also, to make things easier, disconnect the bulkhead and exterior like in the video, but also keep the top flipped up until reassembling, it'll make it much easier. When reinstalling the belt, remember how the belt is going to go around the pulley, you'll have to do this without sight as the barrel will the way and you won't be able to see what you're doing. It's really not hard but just keep this in mind. Also, as you disassembling, it would help to snap some pictures of where each screw goes and how; reassembly was a tiny bit tricky as I didn't do this.
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Customer:
Bob from NORTH AUGUSTA, SC
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
The mixer would not spin.
Took the cover off of the transmission and replaced gears, pin and gasket and added new grease.
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Customer:
James from MOGADORE, OH
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
The blower wheel was deteriorating around the axle
Step 1. I disconnected the electrical outlet Step 2. Took the front panel then the door and then the panel that holds the tumbler. Took the belt off the tumbler then the tumbler. Took the housing cover for the blower wheel off. Took the clip off the blower wheel to the axle of the motor. Replaced with new blower wheel and belt and cleaned the inside of the dryer.
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Customer:
R. from Billings, MT
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Blower wheel slipping on shaft
watched a Youtube video how to open the dryer, located the problem, ordered parts, replaced, closed up the machine and drank a beer.
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Customer:
Brian from Novi, MI
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Squeaking noises while running dryer
Followed the Video Directions from website. All went as planed. The dryer is running like new now.
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Customer:
John from Zephyr, TX
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
The roller bearings worn out causing belt to break
First thing was to watch this video on Youtube on the take down of this dryer and determine what caused the malfunction.
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Customer:
RONALD from PHILIPSBURG, PA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Broken fan blade destroyed housing
I found an instruction video that explained the steps.It did not explain how to replace the rear seal or felt.After i replace the front felt following the video it was simple.Getting the felt to form or fit the drum was not shown .I put the drum next to the felt and used the cotter key puller to flip the seal to the correct position.
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Customer:
KHANH from Seattle, WA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Makes noise
Remove 2 screws under front Panel and take the front panel out. Then remove 4 screws and then remove the support drum panel out. Remove old blower. and replace the new one. Continue with reverse above steps.
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Customer:
Ken from Middletown, PA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Dryer runs noisy
The only additional step I incorporated was to place a block of wood under the tension pulley arm to hold it in the full off position while installing the drive belt. This was very helpful especially since you are working by feel while threading the drive belt onto the motor pulley and tension pulley. Once they are in place the wood block can be removed to engage the tension pulley. The instruction videos brought out a couple of helpful tips that made the repair successful.
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Customer:
David from Myrtle Beach, SC
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Dryer would squeek loudly
Removed door, and front bezel. Write the colors of the wires next to the door switch and the moisture sensor on the bezel so that you can remove the wires, this makes it easier. Lifted top up and pulled drum out, but did not remove belt. Inspected wheels and roller shaft. Needed to replace (2) Roller Wheels, (1) Roller Shaft, (2) Retaining Rings, & (2) Shaft Washers. Ordered parts from the site. Removed the Retaining rings. The retaining ring tool I bought from the hardware store did not fit the holes in the retaining ring, so I had to file the tips down. Once the retaining rings are removed, the washers and rollers come off easily. The Roller Shaft can be removed by loosening the nut on the back side of the shaft. Inserted new shaft and tightened nut, then replaced both rollers, and washers, and reinstalled the Retaining rings. Put drum back in place, tied all wires back in and reinstalled front bezel and door.
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Customer:
Terrence from St Louis, MO
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Easy to repair but difficult to reassemble
Although it was easy to take apart my dryer and replace the worn out parts, it was difficult to reassemble everything correctly. It took me about 15 minutes to get the belt correctly on the rollers. In addition, I ended up with a couple of extra screws after I had reassembled the dryer. :) I suggest taking pictures or even a video as you take apart the dryer unit so you can see the correct sequence as you reassemble your dryer.
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Customer:
Michael from Camino, CA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
I had a horrendous squealing noise that sounded like bearings that needed oil.
First I watched the video on how to take the front off and gain access. Simple and straight fore ward. Then watched the video on how to remove the drum. Simple. Located the Drum Rollers. I spun the right one---it was grinding and definitely bad. I spun the left one---it was not as bad but still did not spin freely and quietly. Watched the video on how to install new Roller Shafts and Drum Wheels. I needed a 1/2" box wrench to remove the hex nut holding the Roller Shaft (not a 5/8" as in the video). A simple job. I then watched the video on how to install a new Blower Wheel. My Blower Wheel wobbled a little. It fit a little loose on the shaft and vibrated when spinning. So I replaced it as long as I had the dryer open anyway. Likewise for the Idler Pulley Wheel. I don't know if it was also making noise but I replaced it anyway. Again a simple job. I took time to clean and vacuum up all the lint and dust from the entire insides as needed. Good for another 10 years now! The videos make this an "easy" repair project. This was my first repair on any Dryer. I spent more time cleaning up the dust etc. inside than I did installing the new parts. It runs great now! Quiet! Since it is over ten years old I would imagine the next thing to fail will be something electrical but now I know I can learn how to repair what ever is needed from the appropriate video and then order the parts.
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Customer:
Chuck from Carson City, NV
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Dryer was slow drying and making a rumbling noise at start
0. Unplug the dryer! 1. Tip dryer back and support main part of dryer chassis on wooden blocks (to make access easier for the next step.) 2. Use phillips screwdriver to remove two screws at the bottom of the front panel. 3. Pull bottom edge of front panel away from the dryer until the clips at the top of the panel release from the dryer. Take care with this stepas there is a green grounding wire attached to the front panel. 4. Swivel the front panel clockwise (looking from top) about 90 degrees, until you can prop it against the left side of the dryer. 5. Remove the small screw holding the grounding wire to the front of the blower housing. (I use a nut driver for this, although a straight blade screwdriver will work.) 6. Remove the four screws that are holding the front of the blower housing/lint filter. They are accessed from inside the dryer drum. A nut driver is definitely easier than a screw driver for this task. 7. Remove the five (or six, I don't remember) screws that hold the duct cover in place, plus the two smaller screws that hold the thermostat on the cover. 8. Use the snap ring pliers to remove the retaining clip from the blower shaft. 9. The blower wheel may or may not come off without removing the clip around its' hub. I used water pump pliers (aka slip joint pliers) to remove this clip. 10. Line up the flat spot on the blower shaft with the flat spot inside the blower wheel and slide the wheel onto the shaft. 11. Put everything back together in the reverse order of the preceding steps. Easy peasy!
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Customer:
Roger from Fallston, MD
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Both drum support roller bearings and pins had failed
I removed the front cover, the front drum support frame and then the drum.belt and drum. Next I removed both drum roller assemblies. The drum roller bearings had failed and the drum roller pins were worn undersize. I replaced both roller pins and rollers. I assembled the rollers complete on the bench and then installed the assemblies. The direction sheet which comes with the rollers was helpful in the placement of the fiber washers which is an upgrade from original..The drum, a new belt, front drum support and the front cover were replaced to complete the job. total time 2 hours..
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Customer:
Jefferson from Chappaqua, NY
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
Blower wheel broke and then froze to housing (melted).
Unplugged dryer.Removed front & top of dryer housing. Removed blower, blower housing, dryer drum. Replaced blower housing, blowblower fan & new dryer drum belt (w/ drum). Plugged dryer back in when all parts re-assembled. Needed to take top off for easier access to the drum & belt.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX11746909
Manufacturer Part Number: WP9703438
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Description
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