dryer made loud scrape noise and quit drying

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Curtis From Littleton, CO

Jan 19, 2011

3 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

I took the repair video in with me and set my lap-top on top of the washer.
My dryer did not match the type on the video exactly (mine has the controls in the front instead of on top and in the back) - however - the parts replacement for the rear drum bearing itself was the same.
After getting the front apart and releasing the drum the rest was pretty easy. Didn't really need instructions for the heating element - that was an obvious change out.
The tips on the video changing the rear drum assembly were very helpful.
Just watch the vid and do it! It took me exactly two hours since I was also changing out the heating element and I did it on a Friday night while having a couple tasty beers.
One tip I would give is the old grease in the bearing is very messy and I got it all over my shirt and pants - and when changing that stuff out don't lean on the front of the frame - I did and bent it out of whack a bit.
The dryer runs like new now that it's done!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element Assembly

Part Number: PS418120

In Stock

Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Part Number: PS459829

In Stock