WE1X1152 – Replacing Your GE Dryer’s Ball Bearing – AP2042169, PS266855

Hi, my name is Bill, and today I’m going to
show you how to replace the ball bearing in your dryer. The reason why you might have to do this is
because you lost it during another repair or because it’s worn out. For this repair, you will need a putty knife,
5/16 nut driver, a screwdriver with a #2 square bit, and some silicone-based lube. Warning: Before doing any repairs, please
disconnect your power source. So this is our dryer, it’s a GE, and this
is what we’ll be using for this repair, keep in mind, ours might be a little bit different
than yours, but the same technique should still apply. So, after we’ve disconnected everything, now,
we’re going to take a putty knife, there are a couple of tabs in here, and using the putty
knife, we’re going to push in, which will release the tab, just like so. And, we can pull the lid up, and just set
it against the wall like so. So, there are two screws holding on the front
bulkhead of the dryer. I’m going to use my 5/16 inch nut driver to
remove those screws now. And now that I’ve got those screws off, I’m
going to disconnect these cables here, and now I can remove this front bulkhead, by just
pulling it back, and after I pull it back, and it’s free, I’m going to lift up to get
it off of the bottom tabs, and set it off to the side. And in order to get the belt off, we’re going
to have to push up on the lever to release the tension, and reach in with our other hand,
and now we can just take that right off. Now you can see here, there’s no tension on
this belt, so the next thing I’m going to do is I’m going to pull this up just a little
bit, just to get this off of this tab right here, and I’m going to have to remove this
screw, and to remove this screw, I’m going to be using a CRV #2 square bit, there we
go. So now, to get the drum out, we’re going to
lift it up a little bit, and now we can remove the drum. Next, we’re going to remove the screws right
off of this bracket here, with our 5/8 nut driver. Now, remove the old ball bearing from the
bearing support. Now, you can grab the new OEM replacement
ball, if you don’t have one already, you can find one on our online store. Alright, so to put this ball back into the
spot, I’ve got a little bit of our lubricant, just on the ball, and we’re going to just
kind of out that in and spin it around a little bit, and that should help it into place. I’m going to put the bracket onto our support,
and now I’m going to put the screw through these both, so that when I push this against
the back, I can just screw it on, and the next thing I’m going to do is go around the
back side, and using the bracket, that was on the back before, I’m going to attach this
bracket right back to the back where it was, and then we’re going to screw
it all in. Now, we can put our drum back in, and when
you put it in, hang a little, little bit, as you put the ball bearing into its spot,
and now it’a resting in the drum bearing support. Now, to put the drum back on, we’re going
to take the belt we’ll go on the other side of the wheel here, just like this, and we’re
going to lift it up, keeping this all together, and then, loop the belt around the shaft here,
and make sure everything is on straight, there we go, and then everything should be able
to spin freely now, just like that. Now that the drum’s back on, you can rotate
it a couple times if you want to, and that’ll get the drum belt in place where it should
go, we got a little bit of dust there, but it’s rotating pretty well. I don’t want to rotate it too much, because
it’s a little bit loose on there without being put together all the way. So, I’m going to put the spacer back in here
now, next. So, just slide this in, line up the hose,
and screw this back in. And, now I’m going to grab our front bulkhead,
and we’re going to line up those two tabs on the bottom, and let the bulkhead just slide
onto those tabs, make sure everything lines up, if you have to, move the drum a little
bit, and pull up, but everything should slide in back into place. And, it creates that nice seal with the drum. And now, we can screw it all back together. And now, I’m going to plug these wires back
together, there we go. And, I’ll just hang them on this side right
here. Now, I’m going to spin the drum a little bit
more, this one one more time, to make sure the belt is lined up where it should be. And, there we go, belt is nice and tight on
there, going on the line that was marginally there, so now, we can close up the lid, and
your repair is complete. Finally, don’t forget to plug in your appliance. If you need to replace any parts for your
appliances, you can find an OEM replacement part on our website: PCApplianceRepair.com. Thanks for watching, and don’t forget to like,
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