418388-1-S-Frigidaire-131644700         -Door Handle
418388-1-S-Frigidaire-131644700         -Door Handle 418388-2-S-Frigidaire-131644700         -Door Handle 418388-3-S-Frigidaire-131644700         -Door Handle

Door Handle

PartSelect Number PS418388

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerKevin from Cedar Rapids IA

Knobs & handle broken

Did repairs by hand, took longer to open box and remove packaging that to install the parts. Total time from mail box to repair complete- 3 Minutes.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael from Snellville GA

Dryer leaving brown streaks on clothing

Very easy and straight forward repair.

Unplug the dryer and move it to a location that offers some room to work.

Use flathead screw driver to pop the front side top of the dryer up then lift the top of the dryer up to expose the drum.

Use phillips head screw driver to remove the two screws from the access panel on the rear of the dryer. Reach into the access area and remove the drum belt from the tensioner assembly. It's spring loaded so watch your fingers.

Disconnect the wiring harness at the right front of the dryer.

Remove the two screws that secure the front of the dryer to the sides.

Remove the front panel of the dryer by pulling the panel forward then up and off the two tabs at the bottom.

The felt strips and glides (which are worn off if you are doing this repair) are glued to the front panel of the dryer and now need to be removed. Removing the old felt will take some time and is the most difficult part of this whole repair.

Use some goof off or similar solvent adhesive remover to ease the removal of the felt. A putty knife will likely be helpful too.

Once the felt is off, wipe off any excess solvent and make sure the area to be re-felted is clean and dry.

Apply small serpentine bead of provided adhesive to the felt strips and glue the new strips on to the dryer. There is more than enough glue in the tube provided to get the job done. After applying felt strips, let them sit for about 30 minutes before reassembling dryer. You may want to use some light duty clamps to hold the felt in place while the glue sets but that's probably not necessary since the glue sets rapidly. Follow the directions on the glue tube.

Reassemble in opposite order.

Take the opportunity to vacuum out your dryer and give it a good inspection while you have it cracked open. You just might find those socks that disappeared.

Here are some "while your at it" ideas:

Replace both upper and lower felt strips.
Vacuum out entire dryer cabinet and the foam seal on the air box.
Replace drive belt.
Replace light bulb.
Replace bearing ball on rear of drum or apply some lubricant to the bearing.

I'm not saying do all these things, I'm just suggesting these items as things to consider based on the age and usage of your dryer.

This is an easy one person repair that requires no experience or special tools. Don't pay the repair man. Do it yourself.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerElizabeth from Mentor OH

Door handle broke and came off.

Simply popped it back into place, careful not to break the new handle.

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Parts Used

  • Door Handle

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerPaul from San Jose CA

Tabs on the door handle broke from use

got new door handle, inserted and clipped into place, no tools needed, time to repair 5 secs, 1 sec to insert handle, 4 secs to open and shut door numerous times to make sure it was in right. Washer and dryer are over 10 years old, but I like them because you can repair them if something breaks, with the newer models don't know if you can do this.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customergary from hope AR

Door handle an screws missing

doo handle snapped in place an replced screws that were missing

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJesse from Eagle ID

Cloths get caught between the front of drum and flet bearing

Replaced upper and lower felt bearings. Lubed the drum bearing.
The help on this site was great for doing the repair.

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Parts Used

  • Door Handle

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSean from Sacramento CA

Due to weather exposure, the handle fatigued and broke in several parts.

You simply pry the old handle off with a flathead screwdriver, and then line up the new handle and snap it into place. It took less than 30 seconds! A breeze.

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