20 of 30 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyDifficult
Time to do repair:1- 2 hours
CustomerRichard from San Antonio, FL
Deflector was covered in burnt something.
Deflector has 3 bolts attaching it. They require a star wrench. Had to purchase same to do the repair. Removed the bolts(they are sheet metal type screws(bolts). Installed the deflector and started dryer. Loud rubbing sound noted. Shut off and checked the drum and noted it was not running concentrically. Removed deflector and the found the 3 screws actually retained the drum to drive. Had to make alignment pins to allow proper alignment of the drive, drum, and deflector. Once the pins were used during installation of the deflector everything worked correctly. Turned on dryer and it operated normally.
Had I had the proper tools the repair would probably have taken 30 minutes or less.
19 of 32 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins
CustomerCharles from Alexandria, VA
Heat deflector was covered in melted plastic
Someone I'm related to by marriage accidentally dried a plastic-coated tablecloth on high heat, and our heat deflector was hosed. I was very happy to find this part here for such a reasonable price; Sears wanted about $65 for it. Installation required a Torx bit, and removing the old one was easy, but the dryer's design made it difficult to reinstall the heat deflector while keeping the dryer running concentrically. I ended up cutting the heads off three screws, threading those into the plate behind the drum, sliding the new heat deflector on over those, and then one by one replacing them with the original Torx head screws. Once I figured it out it didn't take long but it took me a while to figure it out. That's probably more a reflection on me than the dryer!
12 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyReally Easy
Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins
CustomerMARY from AUGUSTA, GA
Dried something with a plastic coating-
Used an allen wrench to remove the heat deflector and used allen wrench to replace it with the new one. HINT!! Do not lean on the inside of the dryer!!!!!!