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TDE546REW0 Tappan Dryer - Instructions

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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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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

clothes getting caught around drum leaving marks on them

  • Customer: Michael from Lucas IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took front off machine removing screws. Removed old felt and cleaned old glue off making sure area was clean. applied new glue and then new felt drum glide. put fish sringer around complete drum pulling tight clamping with vise grips till dry. then put front back on machine.

Clothes got stuck between drum and seal destroying clothes.

  • Customer: Leif from Tampa FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This repair was very easy and straight forward. I removed the front of the Dryer, following the video instruction on PartSelect website.Removed the old upper Drum glide, scraped the fron clean from any residues, applied 2 strings of glue and applied the new Drum Glide and holding it for a couple of minutes only to dry. The lower Drum seal was not too bad so I only cut of the worn out area, cut a strip of the new drum seal to fit perfectly and applied the new seal after scraping the door clean from residue. After about 5 minutes, I reassembled the Dryer and it worked like a charm. Thanks Part Select for the supplied instructions. Very Very easy and it saved me from purchasing a new Dryer.

dryer belt broke

  • Customer: Veronica from Grand Ledge MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installed just like the video described and it went quite well. The part arrived in a short amount of time and the belt was exactly what I needed.Thank you I will visit your web site again. A very satisfied customer. :) Veronica G.

A loud squeeling sound

  • Customer: Delbert from Grass Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had the macnine apart before ordering the Bearing Assembly. Reading other comments convinced me to order the Bearing Assembly. Parts were shipped very quickly after ordering and following the instructions on the web site things went back together easily.

Dryer was squeaking loudly.

  • Customer: Tim from Sulphur LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the video instructions....easy as pie. Glad i bought the belt too....the belt on my dryer was very worn. Changed the bearing with the kit. Very easy to do. The whole job was done in an hour and a half....back together and running without the squeak. Glad i repaired instead of buying a new dryer. Next time i have a problem with an appliance, i will be checking PartSelect first.

Squeaking and no heat

  • Customer: Daniel from Jackson MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The main drum bearing was bad and vibrated the heater coil causing the coil to break, real easy fix, take off top cover of dryer, take off front panels and door assembly, lift up drum and pull forward, replace parts =)

The dryer was squeaking loudly and cloths were getting caught between the frame and drum and burning.

  • Customer: Timothy from Kittery ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the videos provided on this website and followed the instructions in the order confirmation e-mail. These were both very helpful
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