ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repairMore than 2 hours
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
Leonard From Johnstown, PA
Sep 16, 2009
3 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Started off not knowing what I was doing at all, never worked on a dryer before.
I knew the drive belt was broken so I had to get to the inside of the machine. I started taking screws off (way more than I needed two) then I finally discovered that I only needed to remove the two screw in front of the dryer that secure the front panel to the top panel.
I took the two screws out and the top lifted right off and the front panel/door assembly came off giving me access to the drum. I was then able to easily remove the drum which gave me easy access to the heater assembly.
I removed the heater assembly and found one of the coils had broken. At the same time I realized that I purchased the wrong heater coil kit but I was able to still use the supplied coil with a little ingenuity. I then reinstalled the heater assembly into the dryer.
The drive belt drove me to drink a few beers later that night. I thought it would be a breeze to install but nooooo! After reinstalling the drum and trying to reach my hands into places not meant for hands to go into, and loosing some blood in the process, I decided it might be smarter to remove the side cover. Well that was a much better idea. I was able easily rout the belt over the drive pulley and tensioner.
All the covers went back on with ease and the dryer works like a charm!
Overall not a hard job. I guess I just made it hard because it was my first time ever working on a dryer.
Now if I can ever figure out where those two extra screws came from......?