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TDE546RED0 Tappan Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for TDE546RED0 parts

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All Instructions for the TDE546RED0
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overheating

  • Customer: glen from port aransas TX
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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impossible to get to the screws without dropping them.the only way to replace the part was to over drill the holes and install from the rear of the dryer using small bolts and nuts.got bad cuts and scrapes from the sharp edges on the cabinet. after all this , it is still over heating. ordered the other part to fix and it looks like the front of the dryer has be taken off and the drum removed to fix it

Started with an annoying squeaking noise until the shaft broke and the drum hit the floor, KTHUD!!

  • Customer: Cheryl from Tulare CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I ordered the rear drum assembly on Monday evening and the part came on Wed at 11 am. I started the repair at 1 and finished at 3. It would have been faster, but my computer kept freezing during the repair video. The video was so easy to follow. I could have used longer arms or a helper, but I managed to get the job done by myself. Needless to say, my husband was thrilled. Great service. Thanks

Heating but drum not turning

  • Customer: Richard from New Orleans LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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With drum not turning, I removed rear access panel and confirmed that the belt was missing from the motor pulley. The instructional video provided by PS was extremely helpful. It made the job simple. Removal of drum thru front frame was the most difficult part which was relatively easy. Once the front panel and drum were removed, I could then see that the front drum top glide nylon/felt strip needed replacing which I then obtained.

Rear bearing was squeaking

  • Customer: Robin from Lafayette OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair went just according to the video except to pull the drum out there was a plastic lock at the front of the dryer. It was held in by one screw and easy to take off. When I pulled the drum out the armature and spring that hold the belt tight fell off. I panicked a little, but easily put the pieces back in place. When I started the dryer for the first time it sounded odd but realized it was the sound of all the grease spreading itself around the bearing.

very loud screeching sound

  • Customer: Clare from North Windham CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed your videos.Last year I changed the dryer belt with help from your video.Your videos on each repair I've done have been absolutely priceless. You have made every step so clear and easy. Thank you to everyone involved with your DYI program!!!

Dryer would not start at all

  • Customer: Todd from Mooresville NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Used wiring diagram in back of machine control head. UNPLUG DRYER! Removed panel off control head and motor access cover at bottom of dryer. Tested door switch continuity first, then continuity from control timer to motor. Found open circuit on white wire. Opened top of machine (pops up at front) and found thermal limiter on back of machine was burned and caused open circuit. It's a little awkward to get to the screws with the drum in place. Use a 30º angle ratching 1/4" ratchet wrench with a magnetic #2 phillips bit.

drum would not turn

  • Customer: Paula from Tryon NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Opened top and screwed the front off. Put belt around drum. It took two times as my sweet husband put the belt on backwards the first time.

My dryer was squealing, which we ignored for awhile, then the dryer was beginning to have trouble turning.

  • Customer: Jennifer from Cincinnati OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I followed the video on your site which was very helpful and informative. The one thing that proved to be more difficult than it appeared in the video was reengaging the belt. Every time we tried to do it in the way the video showed, the tensioner arm would come off. The belt was very tight, even with that arm pulled back. We ended up just putting the drum part way in and then putting the belt on the arm and motor, and then stretching it over the drum. Perhaps because it was new, it was so tight. The rest was a breeze. Just followed the video. Was quoted $310 for this repair and I did it for $40! Thanks for your help and website! What a break in a terrible economy. You helped us out!

Dryer started putting rust marks on my clothes

  • Customer: JOHN from Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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THE PROBLEM: Rust marks in the shape of a V started appearing on my clothes. I finally realized that there was gap at the bottom between the drum and the outer frame that was caused by the upper drum support having deteriorated... Clothing would slip into the gap into the area where the metal of the spinning drum was exposed - then spin upward leaving a small rust mark... INSTALLATION: The video of installing this product was spot-on! I removed the old glide and residual glue (the glue was the hardest part), then put the new glide on. After the glue dried enough to hold the felt in place, I put it all back together. So far, no more rust marks on my clothes!

thin cloth materials getting stuck between drum edge, leaving rust marks.

  • Customer: paul from howell AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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lifted up the top after releasing 2 catches with the putty knife, removing front panel, held in place with 2 screws. Scrape off top felt strip with the worn teflon tabs. Wire brush off old glue. Apply glue provided.(thin coating). install new felt strip. let the glue dry for a few minutes, reinstall, and you are done.

Glide worn out, catching and leaving brown marks on clothes

  • Customer: Richard from New Braunfels TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged dryer. Released top and tilted back. Removed front of dryer. Grabbed upper drum glide with pliers and pulled off. Grabbed lower drum seal with pliers and removed. Used paint scraper to remove major glue residue and followed with acetone. Clean up really well. Applied glue (furnished with upper drum glide) sparingly. A little goes a long way! Placed glide in position and secured with masking tape. Performed same routine for lower seal. Let it sit about 15 minutes for glue to cure. Removed tape and reversed disassembly procedure. Plugged in dryer and marveled at my awesome success!! Seriously, an easy job; anybody should be able to do it.

Broken drive belt

  • Customer: Thomas from Woodland ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Raised the lid, removed 2 little screws,slipped the front panel off, disconnected the safety switch, vacuumed everything, slipped on the drive belt and reversed my way out. It was way more easy than filling a grease gun!

Broken belt

  • Customer: John from Minot ND
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove drum, replace belt, return drum

Cut belt

  • Customer: gary from little torch key FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the vidio from yor web site it was great without it i would still be trying to get done.

Dryer element burned out

  • Customer: Robert from Gatlinburg TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I watched the video available on the web site. After watching the video, I knew exactly what to do and how to do it. Really made the job a lot easier than it would have been. Some steps were harder to do than the video made them look but I atribute a lot of that to the fact that they were working in a large work shop and I was working in an area not a lot larger than the dryer. The hardest part of the job had nothing to do with changing the element, it dealt more with getting the vent hose off and on. Who ever designed the connection apparartus on dryers, used to connect that stupid hose to the back of it, must know something I don't. I have never had any luck when it comes to being able to get the hose connected and then getting the dryer back in the hole it came out of, without the hose falling off or getting crimped. PartSelect is a great company to deal with. Ordering was easy due to the highly intuitive web site and I got the part in two days. Saved me a lot of time running around town, burning a bunch of gas trying to find find what I needed. Thanks
All Instructions for the TDE546RED0
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