Cloths were getting brown streaks from seal around the dryer drum

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Kevin From Cohasset, MA

Nov 28, 2012

To determine if your lower and/or upper drum seals are the root cause of the brown steaks, take a clean white rag or old T-shirt and wipe it all the way around the felt seal between the drum and the door opening (if you stick your head in the dryer and look towards the front of the unit, you'll see the seals). There are two seals; an upper seal and a lower seal. Both of mine were bad so I replaced both. Insert a putty knife between the dryer's top lid and the front of the unit about 2 inches in from each side. This will disengage the two spring clips that keep the top securely fastened down. Lift the top up, disconnect the wire clips (I had just two wire clips and they were located on the right-hand side up near the top of the dyer so it was easy to access them), remove the two screws that hold the front panel on (these are on the top). Carefully remove the front panel lifting it out and up off the lower clips (easy). With the front panel off, scrape off/peal off the seal(s). Use sandpaper to get any remaining felt off of the panel. Don't wory about removing all of the dried up glue, you're just going to cover all of it anyway with the new adhesive and seal. With the old seal(s) removed and the surface cleaned up the best you can get it, apply the adhesive to the metal and let it set for about 45 seconds. Apply the new seal and hold it it place for about 2 minutes pressing it down all over making sure that it's even. Leave it alone for about 30-45 minutes then reinstall the front panel.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Front Lower Drum Seal

Part Number: PS460194

In Stock