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TDG546RBW0 Tappan Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for TDG546RBW0 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the TDG546RBW0
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Squealing noise when running (bearing) and worn down gliders

  • Customer: Paul from Circle Pines, MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instruction video and easily removed the drum. Mine is a gas unit, so the best access to loosen the pulley and belt is by removing a small hatch on the back of the dryer. Removing the ball shaft was initially difficult, since the screws had been stripped by the previous repair person. To solve this, I used a vise-grips to turn the protruding shafts of the screws at the drum rear, and unscrewed them partially out from behind. Once loosened, I used a screwdriver to easily finish them. The old bearing was actually gouged, and there was no lubrication at all in the retainer cup. The job took 2+ hours, since I also replaced the upper felt glider and spent 30+ minutes vacuuming the dryer out.

Beaing was bad - installed new bearing

  • Customer: charles from kissimmee, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
installed the back bearing with the ball bearing and dropped in the rear drum bearing and tried to install the drum to the rear drum bearing, but we could not find the screw holes to attach the drum, we tried and tried and finally I came up with the idea to take the drum out and screw the drum bearing while we had it ouside and that worked out beautifu lyl and all we had to do was reinstall the drum and all we had to do was lift it up just a little and drop it into the retainer rear retainer' and then all we had to do was install the tension roller which we had a little trouble but we finally figured it out and now it works just fine, it would a lot if there was a diasgram included on how to re-install the tensioner

dryer wouldn't heat

  • Customer: David from Balsam Lake, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the panel between the dryer and washer. The gas valve was right in front. The wires were in a plug and easy to remove from old part. The solinoid held in place by a clamp with two screws.

broken belt

  • Customer: Benny from Long lake, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
it was so easy using the video that you emailed me. I want to rebuild my whole drier now .

Dryer not heating up consistently

  • Customer: Case from Los Angeles, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My dryer was heating up very briefly blowing hot air initially then cool. I have a stacking washer/dryer set (2002). I initially turned off the gas valve at the wall, ran the dry for several minutes to clear the gas line, then unplugged the power. I was then able to pop the top using a flathead screw driver, securely prop it open, unhook the wiring harness to the front panel, unscrew the two front panel screws, and remove the entire front without having to unstack the units. From there, you remove the two screws holding the bracket over the coils (2 of them), remove the electrical connectors attached to both coils and replaced them with the new ones. I then replaced all brackets, screws, and such (you'll need to lift the drum when putting the front back on and make sure it is lined up), plugged it back into power and turned on the gas to test the unit which worked perfectly. The 62% of the time seems to be an accurate figure as nothing else had to be done to the unit. Pretty easy stuff...good luck.

Loud screeching metal sound from the back when dryer is running

  • Customer: Naraen from Kirkland, WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This video by Steve Ash was spot on . In our case the white rear support bearing had melted and reformed around the shaft, preventing us from being able to pop the drum in the way described in the video. We used pliers to unscrew the screws on the rear clip from the back of the dryer. The rest of it worked exactly as described in the video. Our model was White-Westinghouse DE600ADD1, which is not a model listed on the PartsSelect website. However the part worked very well. The dryer runs really quite now.

No reheat

  • Customer: PETER from Fremont, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pried the lid up and flipped it back then disconnected the front panel wiring harness and then popped the front panel loose at the top and dropped it down. Disconnected the ignition coils, removed the coil retainer bracket and replaced the coils. Reassembled it in reverse order, performed functional test. Success!

drum was lose and was marking clothes

  • Customer: Jeff from Live Oak, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched the video My dryer was a little different but it came apart easily and was an easy fix. My wife did it all by herself.

broken belt

  • Customer: andrei from Clifton, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The belt arrived in 2 days. I cleaned the inside and it took no time to replace the belt. All I did is removed the front.The video was very helpful.Your magnet is on my refrigerator for future orders. Thanks.....Andy

Loud squeeling noise

  • Customer: Brian from Bells, TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had trouble with the little piece on the back side of the dryer not lining up with the bearing housing. I also didn't see how the drum was gonna stay in place but finally realized the front cover lines it up. All in all it was awesome to get the part I needed so quickly and cheap, thanks a lot.

Dryer was making a squealing noise

  • Customer: Trever from Vancouver, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair video from PartSelect.com was excellent in describing how to fix the dryer. All of the parts were included in the replacement kit, including the screws and ball bearing. I was very impressed with the quality of the kit and the video. A $25 kit probably saved me hundreds in repair cost and saved me from having to buy another dryer. Here's to another 14 years of use!

Loud Racket couming from the bearing casing

  • Customer: Jason from Champaign, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered the part from PartSelect.com. It came in a couple of days, which was nice. My wife was all over me to fix the dryer, or buy a new one. Needless to say, I didn't think the old one was done. The bearing assembly had an instructional video. This provided easy to follow instructions, and simple advice even I could follow. Everything went well, and the dryer is now quietly running as good as new. Awesome website, and the customer service is excellant too. WE use PartSelect.com at work all the time. Im a property manager, and the parts and advice save us thousands every year. Thanks guys!

The dryer made a clunking noise as it was turning

  • Customer: John from Largo, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used the PartSelect website to diagnose and repair the dryer. The video shown was a different model. Mine is a front loader. I just had to figure out how to get the top and front panels off myself. I just took my time as to not break anything. Once I did that the video showed me how to remove the belt tension and remove the drum and belt together. The hitch pin was a little different so I called to make sure the parts were OK. I then vacuumed out the cabinet installed the parts, the drum, reset the belt tension and then the covers. It sounded sweet when I started it up. Mission accomplished! $41 vs. a couple of hundred I suppose.

Drum noise

  • Customer: Les from Anderson, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnected and moved the unit outside, just to clean the lint out of it. Removed the top, then two screws holding the front panel on. Disconnected the two door switch wires. Peeled off the old upper seal and cleaned surface with wire brush. Applied the supplied glue and clamped the new drum guide in place. While it was setting up, I cleaned out the entire inside of the dryer to eliminate the old trapped lint. Replaced the front panel and mounting screws. Reattached the wires and closed the top. Relocated back inside and plugged it in and reconnected the vent tube. Turned it on and it worked perfectly.

the rear drum bearing broke

  • Customer: Karen from Clairton, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
when the bearing broke the drum fell in the back. I tore the dryer apart, ordered the part and fixed it when the part came. the dryer runs like new now!
All Instructions for the TDG546RBW0
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