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Front Glide Kit – Part Number: 306508
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Front Glide Kit

Your Price
$13.76

Fix Number: FIX1804752

Manufacturer #: 306508

Manufactured by: Whirlpool

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Part description

This front glide kit comes with a blue plastic glide, a brown cork pad, and two metallic rivets. Two kits are required per appliance. A rivet tool is required for this installation.

Works with the following brands

Maytag, International, Jenn-Air, Crosley

Works with the following products

Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo

Fixes the following symptoms

Noisy | Marks left on clothes | Will not tumble | Will Not Start

Videos For installing this part.

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Average Repair Rating: 3.1 / 5.0, 22 reviews
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Customer:
James from Gainesville, GA
Parts Used:
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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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:
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:
gerald from Spring Hill, FL
Parts Used:
  • Front Glide Kit
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:
Wayne from Penn Run, PA
Parts Used:
  • Front Glide Kit
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:
Orrin from La Canada, CA
Parts Used:
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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Customer:
Jeff G from Loomis, CA
Parts Used:
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:
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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Customer:
NICHOLAS from HAMMONTON, NJ
Parts Used:
  • Front Glide Kit
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Tub making a lot of noise
take off door first remove front panel lift top remove tub support and replace glides as instructed replaced now quiet and working great very simple
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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:
Charles from Medford, NJ
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Loud screeching noise at start up
First I watched a YouTube video that explained the problem and then how to make the repair. I then ordered the parts from this site. When they arrived I made sure all the parts were there and that they were the right parts. Watching the video I proceeded to make all the repairs. The job actually was pretty simple if you have all the proper tools, especially the snap ring removal tool. The wife was impressed and the dryer seems to be working like new.
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Customer:
Stephen from Apple Valley, CA
Parts Used:
  • Front Glide Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Loud noise in motion. Gas exhaust fumes
I purchased rear rollers, drive belt and tension roller locally and eliminated growling noises but front of drum was still scraping but usuable on reassembly. I had determined front drum guides were completely worn away and the front of drum tore the felt seal. Install videos were of a different model but were informative enough to properly repair. Thank you for having a simple parts selection system to get the perfect replacements for the repair. The dryer is now quieter and fume free. Sounds and drys like a new one.
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Customer:
Boyd from kalamazoo, MI
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Dryer(stack unit piece) began making a grating, squeaking sound when starting. Got worse as time when on.
I followed other's direction to remove front panel, switch assembly and front frame supporting the drum. Removing the belt sounded daunting, so after inspecting the whole setup, I removed the front flanges and cover for the blower fan and removed the fan, even though it did not need to be replaced. That left the motor shaft, idler pulley & spring readily visible and much easier for me to understand how to remove the belt. I found a wooden yard stick held the front of the drum up in place momentarily so replacing the belt was even easier. I skinned up a couple knuckles but after replacing the rollers and front slide pads(easy!) it works great and dries better too.
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Customer:
JOE from HIGHLAND, IN
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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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Customer:
Roy from Pacific, MO
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Dryer squealing noise
I looked at video instructions on the internet, the only thing I recommend is to also replace the idler pulley, then you have all moving parts replaced and you will be pleased with your accomplishment.
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Fix Number: FIX1804752
Manufacturer Part Number: 306508
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