clothes getting rust stains and jamming in space around drum

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Brian From Haverhill, MA

Oct 24, 2007

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1. I removed the top of the dryer. It is hinged at the back and has two spring-loaded clips holding it under the front (as indicated in a previous repair story). I had to pry the top up with force as the clips did not release easily. After seeing how the clips held the top panel, I found if I used a flat bladed putty knife from the side and pushed in on the back of the clips, pushing forward, they would release very easily.
2. unclipped the two electrical leads to the door mechanism.
3. unscrewed the two screws on either side that held the front panel on and removed front panel.
4. pulled away old felt seals and then used solvent to remove adhesive (this takes the most time). I used acetone but maybe Goo-gone is safer choice.
5. applied adhesive all around surface as evenly and quickly as I could (used disposable latex glove to spread), not touching it once it started to dry. Then applied top felt-glide first pushing it firmly against front lip.
6. Bottom felt strip has a square edge on one side and beveled edge on the other. I assumed beveled edge allows it to slip in more closely under the lip of door and so put it on that way (instructions do not indicate which way so I could be wrong). Do not stretch felt while applying and it will meet flush with top glider felt ends.
6. I let dry for 15 minutes before putting front panel back on, carefully lifting drum so it would slip on without disturbing felt.
7. Replaced front panel screws, electrical clips and top panel. Waited an hour before using dryer.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Front Lower Drum Seal

Part Number: PS460194

In Stock

Upper Drum Glide

Part Number: PS470317

In Stock