Patent Number: 8,028,439

Title: Clothes dryer bearing gasket support

Abstract: A clothes dryer bearing structure has an arcuate channel for receiving the open end of a dryer drum. The channel has an inner wall portion, a base wall portion extending radially outward from the inner wall portion and an outer wall portion extending from the base wall portion. A gasket is positioned in the channel in contact with the dryer drum. The outer wall portion has a plurality of spaced apart elongated clips formed on the outer wall portion and curving back into the channel. At least one of the outer wall portion and the base wall portion has a plurality of elongated bumps protruding into the channel. Each of the elongated bumps is interspaced between the elongated clips whereby the gasket lies serpentinely in the channel ascending over bumps and descending below the clips to prevent slippage of the gasket along the channel during dryer drum rotation.

Inventors: Prajescu; Gabriel (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, CA)

Assignee: Mabe Canada Inc.

International Classification: F26B 11/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-10-04 0:00:00