howling dryer. Wolves in the area would howl back!

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer

ModelCrownSeries

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

David A From Deer River, MN

Oct 27, 2010

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Waited only 2 days for part. That was with REGULAR delivery. It usually takes weeks to get out to REMOTE northern Minnesota.
Unstacked the dryer took off the top. 2 screws to open front. Pulled 3 drum mounting screws. Pulled the drum. Removed the pivot. Cleaned (blowed and vacuumed everywhere). Cleaned the pivot receptacle. Relubed the pivot with high temp lube. Removed 2 motor assy mounting screws. Screwed off the squirrel cage. Swapped the motor. Remounted new motor assy. Looped belt over drum. Remounted the drum. Closed the front. Closed the top. Opened the belt access plate on the rear. Looped new belt over the tensioner. Closed the access plate. Restacked dryer. Turned it on. Sounds like brand new. Less than 2 hours. Saved more than $800. More than I generally make an hour! Actually I saved a lot more than $800 because I probably would have had to buy both the washer and dryer stack so it could have been around $2500.
Everything I ordered arrived in 1 box and all parts are right!
Now in my spare time I need to replace the bearings on the old motor and I'll be ready for the next time, in another 10 years!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Motor with Pulley

Part Number: PS418132

$114.41
In Stock

High Temperature Lubricant

Part Number: PS465181

$10.98
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Drum Belt

Part Number: PS1148434

$7.61
In Stock