Dryer making squeeking sounds and clothes getting caught in drum causing brown spots

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Ann From Blanco, TX

Oct 06, 2009

35 out of 39 people found this instruction helpful

I followed others suggestions with numbered steps and listened to others suggestions about replacing other parts while in the dryer. I took the dryer apart and cleaned it out well. I used acetone to remove the glue from the felt and Drum Glide at the top of the Drum. It worked much better than Goo Gone. By doing the clean up and evaluation one day, I ordered all the parts that I saw were worn or difficult to get to. I replaced the Heating Element only because the old one was very brittle and to get to it again would be difficult. Also, I followed other's advice to photograph the parts before removing. It was easy to remember how things went if I had a photo to refer to.

When the parts arrived it only took about 30 minutes to install them all because the glue removal, lint removal, and parts removal had been done another day. I should add that I am a 66 year old woman and found the job quite simple. Excellent web site. Thanks to others for the step-by-step instructions. Oh, to hold the Drum Glide and felt in place while the glue cured, clothes pins work great. I let the glue cure overnight to make sure that it was really secure.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element Assembly

Part Number: PS418120

In Stock

Drum Support Bearing

Part Number: PS418807

In Stock

Grounding Ball

Part Number: PS459766

In Stock

Front Lower Drum Seal

Part Number: PS460194

In Stock

High Temperature Lubricant

Part Number: PS465181

In Stock

Upper Drum Glide

Part Number: PS470317

In Stock

Drum Belt

Part Number: PS1148434

In Stock