Deflector was covered in burnt something.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set

Richard From San Antonio, FL

Feb 13, 2010

11 out of 13 people found this instruction helpful

Deflector has 3 bolts attaching it. They require a star wrench. Had to purchase same to do the repair. Removed the bolts(they are sheet metal type screws(bolts). Installed the deflector and started dryer. Loud rubbing sound noted. Shut off and checked the drum and noted it was not running concentrically. Removed deflector and the found the 3 screws actually retained the drum to drive. Had to make alignment pins to allow proper alignment of the drive, drum, and deflector. Once the pins were used during installation of the deflector everything worked correctly. Turned on dryer and it operated normally.
Had I had the proper tools the repair would probably have taken 30 minutes or less.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heat Deflector (Now subbed to DIFFUSER)

Part Number: PS8767608

$62.57
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