eplacing felt seals on Maytag Neptune Dryer


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Old 04-01-09, 08:44 PM
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eplacing felt seals on Maytag Neptune Dryer

I have a Neptune dryer (about 8 years old) and I replace the felt seals, back and front, the teflon front glides and the belt. The felt seals are held on by metal tabs (do I need glue?) and the unit appeared to work but the drum is having issues turning freely, though it worked for a while if no clothes were in it. Now it turn with difficulty and the motor won't turn it. Am I supposed to lubricate the seals? Glue them too? any advice would be appreciated
 
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Old 04-02-09, 03:51 AM
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Those are the bearings (glides) and are held on with pop rivets. Pop riveter can be bought at any big box hardware store. Haven't got one in years but should not be to expensive. get the cheapest one. Glue is only used to hold seal on. Do not use glue if originals were not glued on. Only lube rollers and idler pulley. no lube on glides.
 
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the maytags i have replaced the felt on were glued on. was the original felt glued on?
 
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Old 04-02-09, 08:25 AM
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The original was not glues on which is why I'm confused by the friction. Everything looks fine. I lubed the idler and rollers but not the felt seals as they didn't appear to be either glued or lubricated.
 
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Old 04-02-09, 02:45 PM
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Did you get the seals in right? They did not bunch up after you started it. Have seen this happen.
 
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No bunching, they all look good. Each felt seal is held on by about 20 metal tabs
 
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Old 04-03-09, 03:46 AM
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Al the rollers are free? did you thread the belt right? try putting drum in rear rollers and turn by hand to see if any drag in back,
post model # so we can see picture of dryer. If memory serves me right belt is tricky to thread. I think ribbed part of belt goes away from drum and ribs to motor pulley.
 
 

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