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TDE546REW0 Tappan Dryer - Instructions

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Dryer Squeaking

  • Customer: Gilbert from Elizabethtown NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Found instructions on "UTube"some of the screws were in a different position but you can see them. While you have the dryer apart it's a great time to clean it and also as long as you've gone this far replace the belt,it's probably time.

I shut the door too hard, and the old latch fell down into the inside of the dryer.

  • Customer: Bret from Tampa FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The new latch easily snapped it into place.

Loud screeching noise until the dryer warmed up

  • Customer: Marila from Portland OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My order confirmation email had a "how to" video for installing the parts I ordered. I just watched the video, and the installation was ridiculously easy! We've put up with the obnoxious screeching noise for probably about two years, and with about $40 in parts and less than an hour of work time, we have practically a new dryer!!

needed to replace drum bearing

  • Customer: Jon from Jenkins KY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took front panel off, removed access panel in rear to disconnect the belt from motor. removed top panel (this is a stack unit) take plastic rivets loose from lint trap, remove lint trap tube, pull drum out after slightly pulling up to dislodge drum from bearing cradle, Remove bracket and bearing from back of unit, clean parts of old grease (be carefull not to loose small ball bearing on back) Reassemble parts using moderate amount of new grease, put parts back together in reverse order.

Dryer would not starr

  • Customer: Barbara from Muncie IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged dryer, Removed top of dryer, Removed electrical connection to thermal limiter, tested thermal limiter with meter and found that it was bad,removed defective limiter, ordered part, waited for part (1day), put new thermal limiter in dryer. reattached connections, put top of dryer back on, plugged in dryer, attempted dryer start up and it worked. Very easy because of the information I got on this site. Thank you

Dryer not producing heat

  • Customer: Thomas from Greenwood IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Once the part arrived, I logged back into my order and watched the part installation video as I did the repair. The video was perfect, it made doing the repair easy and safe. Best part is I didn't end up with any extra screws which was good.

Dryer making scrubbing noise while running

  • Customer: David from Raven VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is a front load dryer. First unbolt top cover of dryer. Then unbolt screws and connections to control panel. Next unbolt all screws holding dryer door and front bottom panel. Next take belt off of drum and slide out drum from the front. From inside of drum remove 3 screws and remove bearing then put new bearing on and bolt up the same way you take old one off. Using an 8mm socket or wrench remove plastic bearing cage located at rear of dryer. When unbolting there is a retaining clip and small steel ball to be removed from back of dryer. Replace this the same way you take it off. He sure to grease the bearing cage then replace everything back from putting the drum in first to your last step bolting on top cover of dryer. Hope this helps anyone doing this repair.

ws makin squeak noise plus puttin brown stains on clothes.

  • Customer: kerry from Quakertown PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i remved frt cover and drum. cleaned old seal from frt cover and glued new seal and guides on cover and while the glue dried i screwed the new rear support bearing into the rear of unit.i watched the how to video wich was very helpful.its like a brand new dryer....

worn bearing, squeaking, scraping sound

  • Customer: Terry from Lancaster OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have used this company twice now and both times have been a good experience. Would highly recommend!

Broken belt

  • Customer: Jim from Middleboro MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Many thanks for the video you guys put together on replacing dryer belts! I didn't know how I was going to get inside the dryer. I had the dryer apart in 10 minutes! Had to wait a day for the belts to come in. New belt in and dryer running in 15 minutes! Thanks for running a first class operation!! Jim

Rear Bearing Broke, taking Heating element with it

  • Customer: Don from Salt Lake City UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Did it just as the Video said to and had no problem other than it should have warned about a possible problem with the Drum drive belt going to pieces. I am very happy with PartSelect for the parts and the instructions, it all worked well for this "Old Man". Thank You p.s. My local Sears had the belt or I would have gotten it there too

Broken belt; Second one in 2-years.

  • Customer: Edward from Sayville NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I heard the dryer running, but I didn't hear it tumbling like usual, so I got suspicious. I popped the top off of the dryer to reveal a broken belt. Installation took 20 minutes.

no problem

  • Customer: David from Mayfield KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
put door catch in hole

Cloths were getting brown streaks from seal around the dryer drum

  • Customer: Kevin from Cohasset MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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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.

Scraping noise from front of dryer

  • Customer: DAVID from DOVER NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had this happen a couple years ago so I knew what to do. The hardest part is getting the old glue off. I did that with some nail polish remover and a paint scraper - probably took 20 minutes just to get the glue off. From there, it's just glue on the new one and slap it back together. In hindsight, however, I would've ordered and installed the lower guide as well and done it all at once.
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