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Front Glide Kit

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Fix Number: FIX1804752
Manufacturer #: 306508
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This part is located on the front bulkhead of the dryer and helps the drum to rotate smoothly and quietly. If you notice a screeching or metal-on-metal noise while your appliance is operating, you may need to replace the front glides. This genuine OEM front glide kit comes with a blue plastic glide, a brown cork pad, and two metallic rivets. We recommend replacing both sets of glides at the same time, which will require the purchase of two kits. To complete this repair, you will need a Philips screwdriver and a 5/16 nut-driver to remove the front panel and the bulkhead of the dryer, a drill with a 1/8-inch bit to remove the old rivets, and a rivet tool to install the new ones. Please ensure that you disconnect the power supply to your dryer before beginning this repair. While you have the appliance opened, we recommend vacuuming out any lint and debris, and inspecting the felt around the bulkhead and replacing if necessary.

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Replacing your Front Glide Kit

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Average Repair Rating: 3.1 / 5.0, 22 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    James from Gainesville, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
"Sqealing" noise when drum rotating
Disconnected power supply, removed front panel, removed tub support bracket, removed electrical lines from light and door switch( to have better access to install front guide kit), removed belt, removed drum, removed old rollers, installed new rollers and rest of installation was in reverse order of taking machine apart. In order to install the front guide kit(which I've never done before), I had to watch the installation instructions via you-tube. This was a tremendous aide as the instructions were simple and very adequate.
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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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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:
    gerald from Spring Hill, FL
  • Parts Used:
    306508
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
tumbler making a grinding noise when turning
Very easy. Remove front door. Remove front cover from dryer. Lifting up the drum allows the front cover to come off. Now you can see the two glides that the drum rests on. Drill out the 4 rivets. Install the cork pads and the two blue gliders. Attach with a rivet gun and the four included rivets. Reassamble in the reverse order and you are good to go.
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  • Customer:
    Orrin from La Canada, CA
  • Parts Used:
    WPY312959, Y303836, WP314820, 306508
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Dryer makes horrible noise but drum still turns.
The old dilemma is whether to fix a >20y/o dryer, or just buy a new one. With minimal effort, it was easy to find the source of the noise by manually turning the drum. Noise in the front turned out to be the blower wheel which is located right in the front of the dryer. Removing about 6 screws shows the motor shaft wore out the plastic center of the blower wheel and so the blower wheel was not spinning properly and bouncing around in the housing. Typing in the Model # in PartSelect.com gave me the whole diagram and exactly what to order. Since I had the dryer apart anyway, I decided to go ahead and replace the felt seals and drum/motor belt and front glides. Easy instructions to do all of this is available on multiple YouTube videos. The only caveat is some of these items are held in w/ snap rings. It's possible to deal with snap rings using a small screwdriver and pliers but having special snap ring pliers makes this step a whole lot easier. In my case the drum support rollers and belt tensioner roller turned out to be fine and only needed some lubrication. Also, in this particular model, the felt seals are held on w/ sheet metal tabs and do not require the expensive heat resistant glue. All parts installed, dryer back together and works perfectly on the very first try! Saved me a ton of money and the wife is happy, thanks to this site!
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Hella Loud
1st off, watch all the video's they supply even before you buy the parts. A lot of knowledge in them. It helped to ensure I bought the right parts to begin with. I removed the front of the machine, removed the brackets holding the lid down. Raised the lid, and did an inspection of everything. Removed the front so I could remove the drum. Once that was down, piece of cake. I got out the vacuum, vacuumed out everything, then moved to removing the rollers. Because my tool broke to remove the retaining clip from the front, I had to use a 1/2" wrench to removed the roller studs. Rebuilt the drum support rollers, and put them back on. Next was the idler pulley wheel and bearing and idler arm and shaft. Another piece of cake. I decided to not replace the front glide as it looked fine. NOW THE TRICKY PART. Putting the new belt on and putting the drum back in. Watched that video 4 times. Finally got it. Of the little over two hours, 30 minutes was spent on this part. Put everything back together from there a cake walk. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REMOVE ANY WIRES FROM ANYTHING EITHER. Hope this helps.
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Loud screeching noise, intermittant but with increasing regularity when running dryer.
Took off the door, and then front panel and shroud/bulkhead according to video instructions. Removed the belt, and then the tumbler. Found that the roller assembly bearing was rubbing against the shaft support on lower right side. I replaced both rollers, they come as a pair, the idler wheel, the front glides, the blower seal, and the belt. I purchased all these based on suggestions in reviews, but would suggest taking apart to make sure of part needed, in this case it was obvious when I spun the drum support wheels, one was less giving and literally screeched. I did not need a new idler wheel or belt, but used them anyway. The glides looked a little worn, so was good to replace them and the blower seal seemed a little worse for wear. I cleaned the blower wheel ribs as best as possible and vacuumed everything I could. For the glides, you will need a 1/8" drill bit to drill out old rivets and a rivet gun to replace. For the drum support wheels you will need a pair of C-Ring pliers. It was all very straight forward having reviewed the videos. I did raise the cover when working on all of this, which provided much better access and space, and used a bungee cord to help hold the tumbler in place when doing reassemble. Fantastic website, instruction with videos, couldn't be easier. Good luck.
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  • Customer:
    Wayne from Penn Run, PA
  • Parts Used:
    306508
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Front of drum droped down and was rubbing supporting metal.
Drilled out the old rivets with 1/8" bit, removed rivet remains with side cutters and needle nose plyers. Place new cork and Teflon material in place with the notches facing towards yourself. Secure with new pop rivets. One of the four rivets was 3/16" and needed one bigger pop rivet. I do not know why it was bigger, I never replaced these before. It was still an easy job to do.
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  • Customer:
    Jeff G from Loomis, CA
  • Parts Used:
    WP33001807, WP22002263, 306508
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Dryer was not drying cloths very well and hot air was leaking within the unit instead of venting out through the vent.
Follow the easy video instructions on the website! I pulled off the front cover and door, then the front cover of the drum while propping-up the top cover to get more room to work. Take the drive belt off by compressing the tension roller then slip the entire drum out the front. I drilled out the old rivets on the drum front cover and installed new pads as per the video. I then used a flat blade screw driver to open the metal tabs that hold the felt pads in place and removed the pads (on the front cover and inside the unit on the back cover). Pay attention to how they overlap on the ends because you want it correct so the drum does not rub the wrong way on the overlap as it spins. It spins clockwise as you look at the front of the machine. I used the screw driver to push the tabs back down as I held the felt in place and worked around each one to install it. A large flat blade works really well. When you put the drum back inside, you need to work your fingers (or use the screw driver) to make sure the felt pad is folded over on itself and the drum is seated. I found it helpful to have someone hold the drum up in position so the back pad stays well seated while I was putting the front support cover on and doing the same thing with the front felt pad. I also put the 2 screws in place (finger tight) to help hold the drum while I was making sure the felt pad was seated all the way around the front of the drum. Then I finished putting no the rest of the front cover (not the front panel yet) and then reinstalled the drive belt on the motor and tension roller. This take both hands because you have to reach around on both sides of the hot air vet to do this. Then reinstall the top cover, the front cover and door and your all set. The dryer now drys cloths very quickly like it did when we first bought it over 20 years ago. I had also replaced the drum rollers and the tension roller earlier but if you haven;t done this, i would do them at the same time when you have the drum out of the machine. They are inexpensive and easy to do when it's all apart anyway. It helps to reduce any noisy squeaks and makes it run nice and quiet like it did when new!
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  • Customer:
    Kevin from pierre, SD
  • Parts Used:
    WP314820, 306508
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Noisy @ front. Wobbly upon inspection.
Thanks to the website I first looked at parts schematics, then a short video on repair. I ordered the parts I thought I needed and repair was easily done. With front cover off, further inspection was done to foresee any future repairs.
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