worn down Felt glide

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

season From swanzey, NH

Feb 06, 2008

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The top popped off the dryer easily from the front top and it folds back. Screws on the inside top of the front panel came off easily. Small yellow plastic guide, again no problem. Remove 2 wires off the doors toggle safety switch.

Front panel comes out and up. The Drum will slide out of the front panel resting on the exhaust blower.

The Drum glide and the seal basket are on the front panel. They pull right off, clean the surface as well as you can, scraping device was used for old glue. Frigidaire high temp glue that was supplied, easily applied to the whole area that would receive the felt. Center the felt and begin adhering it to the glued area. Note, the "Seal Basket Lower" and "Drum Glide" have to be placed in a specific direction.

While you have the unit apart take this time to clean out lint and such. Shop vac worked very well here.

Also, Lubing the socket where the drum mounts is a good idea for it will eventually squeak, loudly! This involves removing the back silver grate and releasing the tension wheel near the back of the motor. Grab the drum and lift. Easily pops out and out the front. Axel grease or a Lithium grease can be used in the socket. Not to much now!

Now you have access to heating element and motor. Vaccuum unit, lube tension wheel and reassemble.

This was an easy job and helped me understand how this unit works and added to the longevity.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Front Lower Drum Seal

Part Number: PS460194

$22.80
In Stock

Upper Drum Glide

Part Number: PS470317

$19.26
In Stock