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MDE216RBW0 Tappan Dryer - Overview

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$15.93

Rear Drum Bearing Kit

This kit includes one bearing, one ball shaft, one ball bearing, one ball bearing retainer, a small tube of high temperature lubricant and installation screws.

$11.05

Drum Belt

This 87-3/4" long dryer drum belt goes around the dryer drum and the pulley to rotate the drum once motor is activated.

$5.17

Drum Support Bearing

This part attaches onto the inside of the rear panel of the cabinet.

$11.92

Thermal Limiter - Limit 220

This thermal fuse limiter, with a limit of 220 degrees Fahrenheit, is manufactured for both gas and electric clothes dryers. Once the internal temperature of the dryer reaches 220 degrees, the heating element cuts out.

$49.00

Heater Coil with 5/16" Terminals

Coil only.

$9.73

Bearing Bracket

This part mounts on the inside of the rear cabinet.

$86.36

Heater Assembly

This dryer heating assembly has 5/16" terminal on the housing.

$10.39

Idler Pulley Assembly

Use this idler pulley assembly with gas or electric clothes dryer that has a flat dryer belt. ***Please NOTE: This part has been redesigned by the manufacturer and may not fit your appliance.

$7.96

Grounding Ball

Sold individually.

$6.07

SCREW

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Loud Squeaking

  • Customer: Frank from Boyertown, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 281 of 289 people found this instruction helpful
1. Unplug dryer from outlet
2. Using Lg. flat screwdriver, pry under the front edge of the top and release two spring tabs
3. Lift up top and tilt back out of your way
4. Unscrew two phillips scews on inside of front panel
5. Lift up and out the front panel. Two spring clips at bottom.
6. Rlease tension on drum belt at the motor. Acc... read more

Thermal Limiter opened

  • Customer: Stephen from Newnan, GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 196 of 257 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged Dryer.
Opened top of Dryer, over the drum.
Removed Thermal Limiter.
Tested the Thermal Limiter - found it was open.
Checked all vents and exhaust tube for lint build-up.
Replaced Thermal Limiter.
Closed top of dryer.
Plugged Dryer back.
Tested Dryer - it works. read more

Dryer would not heat

  • Customer: Mark from Normalville, PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 82 of 99 people found this instruction helpful
First..kudos to PartSelect for their fantastic support! Great work folks.

While greasing the bearing in the back of the drum, I found my heating coil was broken. Steps to replace:

1) Unplug the unit
2) Remove the top panel. Note, do not remove the center front screw that does not go into the door.
3) Remove front outer pane... read more