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Two-Piece Split Ring Bearing

$54.11
Fix Number: FIX334199
Manufacturer #: 279441
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This is a replacement bearing ring kit for your dryer. The bearing rings are found on the top and bottom lips of the dryer drum. If your dryer is unusually noisy, or the drum will not turn during operation, or if there are marks left on your clothes after a cycle, you may need to replace the bearing ring kit. The kit comes with 2 bearings, one for the top and one for the bottom of the dryer drum. Remove the front panel of your dryer to access the dryer drum for this repair. At this point you can use a pair of needle nose pliers to release the old bearing rings from the drum. Snap the new bearing rings on, and reassemble the dryer to complete your repair.

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Replacing your Two-Piece Split Ring Bearing

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    • Customer:
      Ellen from Los Banos, CA
    • Parts Used:
      279441
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers, Socket set
    Dryer was making a screeching sound
    Before I ordered the parts I looked up a few video repair instructions to make sure I could handle the job. I enlisted my son to help because it's a good beginner project. This site makes it really, really easy to find and order the right parts from just the model number. That was the easiest, quickest part of the repair! If I had to rate the repair from 1 to 5 (easy to hard), I would give this a 2, but a 5 if you're by yourself. We used Philips, flathead, and hex screwdrivers as needed. The hardest part of the repair was replacing the front panel on the dryer (the 5 difficulty by yourself). For less experienced DIYers this is a two-person job, since it requires precise placement & balance to line up all the notches and make sure the dryer drum doesn't slip. Two people got this done pretty easily, but it took us a few tries. When the front panel was off we used the vacuum cleaner to clean out the dryer inner frame from excess dust, especially near electric parts and belts.
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