dryer was rubbing, 'burning' holes in clothes

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

John From Whitewater, CA

Nov 09, 2010

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First, I would like to thank PartSelect for the great video. It gave me courage to see how simple it was to do a dryer repair. Also, all the repair stories helped tremendously. Thanks to all of you for sharing your story!

I could tell the top glide and lower basket seal were worn because I could wiggle the door end of the basket up and down.

The repair was simple. I raised the top by inserting a putty knife between the top and front to release the retaining clips. Then, I unplugged the two wires from the front. I removed the two screws from the upper-inside of the front to loosen it. I inserted a flat screwdriver between the side and the front to release the side retaining clips. The front came right off.

I put the top on a raised stand to make it convenient to work on. With a pencil, I marked the two points where the upper glide/seal and the lower seal met. Then I pulled off the seals and scraped the remaining seal residue with a small putty knife. A screwdriver or chisel would work well also. I also used a little lacquer to remove the remaining glue. I applied the glue to the front panel and installed one seal at a time (there's plenty of glue in the tube for both seals) I clamped the seals to the front panel with some clothes pins and let them dry for 30 minutes. This gave me time to vacuum the inside of the dryer. Installation of the front took just a few minutes.

The dryer works GREAT ! It took me a little under 2 hours to do the repair but I really took my time to make sure everything was done right and fitted properly. Easy repair.

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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