How To Replace the Door Seal on Your Gas Dryer


Have you noticed that your dryer is taking a long time to dry? There are a few different reasons this could be happening, and one of them is that your dryer door seal needs to be replaced. The dryer door seal is the seal around the inside of the door of your dryer that helps keep the heat within the unit. Here are step-by-step instructions for repairing a Maytag (Whirlpool) Dryer (model number MGDC300BW1) by replacing the door seal (part number W10389572).

Noisy washing machine and dryer

Part Number W10389572 replaces AP5781522, 3020178, PS8691042

WARNING: Before starting any repair, always make sure that the appliance is completely disconnected from the power source by unplugging the appliance.

Tools You’ll Need: 


  1. Unplug dryer and turn off gas
  2. Open dryer door
  3. Loosen 2 top screws per hinge on dryer body and remove the other two screws
  4. Lift up to remove door
  5. Lay door on a flat surface
  6. Pry out any remains of old door seal. You can use your flat head screwdriver to do this if it is still stuck
  7. Apply a thin line of adhesive around the door seal groove
  8. Place new door seal carefully on adhesive. Apply seam of new door seal to the middle of the bottom
  9. Clean up any adhesive that oozes out
  10. Allow time to dry
  11. Replace door on upper hinge screws and replace lower screws- tighten all
  12. Close dryer door
  13. Plug in dryer, turn on gas, and give it a test run!

This part also works with their other manufactured brands including Amana, Estate, Inglis, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, and Whirlpool.

Was this what you were looking for? If not, check out this post to see if any of these could be the culprit. Why Aren’t My Clothes Drying?

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Written By: Madison Jezioro

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