Heat deflector was covered in melted plastic

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

ModelDCVH680

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Socket set

Charles From Alexandria, VA

Aug 27, 2011

7 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

Someone I'm related to by marriage accidentally dried a plastic-coated tablecloth on high heat, and our heat deflector was hosed. I was very happy to find this part here for such a reasonable price; Sears wanted about $65 for it. Installation required a Torx bit, and removing the old one was easy, but the dryer's design made it difficult to reinstall the heat deflector while keeping the dryer running concentrically. I ended up cutting the heads off three screws, threading those into the plate behind the drum, sliding the new heat deflector on over those, and then one by one replacing them with the original Torx head screws. Once I figured it out it didn't take long but it took me a while to figure it out. That's probably more a reflection on me than the dryer!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heat Deflector (Now subbed to DIFFUSER)

Part Number: PS8767608

$62.57
In Stock