clothes got caught , burned and ripped on front of drum

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer

Model41759012890

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

john From owego, NY

Aug 21, 2007

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I felt ,if I was going to replace the top drum glide and lower basket seal, I might as well replace the belt ,bearing assembly and the idle pulley assembly and avoid having to replace these sooner than later. All of the parts showed alot of wear and the belt like all drive belts, should be changed every 5-6 years.
DISCONNECT ELECTRICITY and GAS LINES
1.popped top by pushing and prying at front /top clips about 2-3in. in from side edges. lifted it off
2. removed the front panel by removing the 2 top front screws from the inside, then the two lower screws from the front after removing the small white plastic hole covers. disconnected the multiplug electric connector top right. set panel aside.
3.remove small back panel.and loosened belt.(observe belt path and idle pulley assy.
4. lifted drum and slid it out the front.
5. using socket, removed rear plastic bearing housing and replaced the same. be careful of observing the small ball bearing and the small piece on outside back panel. replace the same. you wil probably need a second set of hands to hold the piece on the outside when screwing in the screws from the inside.
6. unscew the "bearing" from the rear of the drum and replace with new one.(the screws are self-tapping and go in HARD!!)
7. apply lubricant liberally to plastic bearing holder
8. place new belt around drum(rubber side against drum cloth side out.
9. idle pulley assy. is removed by removing spring and just sliding assy out of holder. replace with new
10. replace drum and belt
11. take front panel and remove top drum glide and lower basket seal.( i marked where the two seal/glide come together with a marker )
12. scrape and remove as much felt and possible. I then used "goo gone" to remove all the glue. clean well and using the provided high temp adhesive reattached glide and seal.
13. reassemble and enjoy your NEW? dryer

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Arm Spring

Part Number: PS418263

$17.52
In Stock

Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Part Number: PS459829

$19.92
In Stock

Front Lower Drum Seal

Part Number: PS460194

$22.80
In Stock

Upper Drum Glide

Part Number: PS470317

$20.25
In Stock

Drum Belt

Part Number: PS1148434

$8.61
In Stock

Idler Pulley Assembly (Now subbed to Idler Arm Assembly)

Part Number: PS1156706

$25.39
In Stock