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TDG546RED0 Tappan Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for TDG546RED0 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.

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clothes getting stuck in drum and leaving brown marks on them

  • Customer: Tony from Ukiah, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I want to suggest that you also purchase the lower drum seal or guide as well. When I took it apart I realized I needed it also.

Very loud squeal when dryer is running

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Tucson, AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions in a Youtube video that an individual made with his kids. The only hard part was removing the drum assembly, the rear drum bearing was very difficult to unseat. I had to reattach the front of the dryer to give the drum assembly more support to be able to lift the rear - but overall it was quite easy to figure out disassembly and reassembly of the dryer. There's really not that much to them.

Loud squeeking and vibration of the dryer drum.

  • Customer: James from Centennial, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the directions sent by you step for step and the rpair was done in no time at all. Had a little trouble with the roller ball installation but figured out how to install it after a couple of tries. Repair was done with minimal use of standard houshold tools.

dryer squeaked

  • Customer: Cathleen from Port Orchard, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was easy, I handed the part to my husband and he did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brown spots on all clothes that went through dryer

  • Customer: Craig from Fishers, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pried top off with small screwdriver, removed two Phillips screws from inside removed front panel. Ordered parts (waited only 2 days for them to arrive) used spatula to remove both drum seal and upper drum glide. Took acetone to old glue to clean up. Followed enclosed instructions on glue application and WHAM! It works great! I watched your video. This job was a piece of CAKE! There was enough glue (and then some) from the Upper drum glide tube to use on the lower drum seal. I would highly recommend using partselect.com for any appliance parts again. I was fed up with the brown spots before and was ready to just take the plunge and buy new washer/dryer combo. But after watching video, purchasing parts, and doing this myself, I am so glad I did not buy new. As I said, this job was EXTREMELY inexpensive and SIMPLE!!! Thanks partselect.com!

dryer wouldn't heat

  • Customer: robert from sonora, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Part Select got me the right parts in the agreed time--good job. Shut off the power or unplug the dryer which ever is easiest. The toughest part of doing this job was figuring out how the lid came off the dryer, if you have a jack knife or a putty knife you push it in between the top of the dryer and the body about an inch below the dryer top and about six inch from both sides of the dryer front you will hit a latch that releases the top--slip a screw driver into the opening and do the other side. The top can be removed or you can hold it open with a stick. There are two screws that you need to locate they are on the inside of the dryer front about 9" from the top one on each side they are all that hold the front on the body so remove them but carefully not to drop them inside the dryer. On my dryer there were two screw inside the dryer door that held the filter body onto the front that had to be removed too. Then push the screw driver between the front and the body of the dryer like the top and it will pop open. There are some wires going to the front from the body they can be unplug just follow the wires to the connection point. On mine, I squeezed the sides of the connector and the wires pulled apart. Now you can move the front aside. At the lower right in the body you find the valve and heater burner. On top of the valve there are two sets of wires coming off the valve. Disconnect the wires--one set is for a three wire connection the other for two wire connection. Your parts have a two wire coil and a three wire coil. The coils are freed by unscrewing the metal cover that holds them down remove the two screws and that cover then remove the old coil off the valve then replace the new coil with the part that is the same. Three pin coil with three pin coil positioning in the same way as the old coil, then do the other one. Reattached the metal cover with the screws and put it all back together in reverse order. The dryer chamber--the inside of the dryer rests on the front so when you put them together you may have to lift the chamber up to met the face a little (1/4"). Good luck.

Rear drum bearing squealing

  • Customer: Debra from Deming, NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went online and viewed a you tube video on replacing the rear drum bearing on the brand of my dryer. After reviewing this, it was pretty easy since I new what I was getting into. It really helped! Most of the time was spent cleaning up the inside and outside of dryer first before the parts replacement. Other time was spent in putting back the dryer where it came out of. New dryer replacement would have been $750.00 plus labor costs modifying the area where it had to be placed which may have included relocating a shelf and re-routing the dryer ducts. Total cost was around $50.00 plus my time.

Dryer was making a noise like scraching a black board.

  • Customer: Randy from New London, NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair went very well.The biggest problem was the spring on the tension roller when putting back together.But it just takes a little bit of patients and it was fine.Works great now.

Broken Belt

  • Customer: Peter from Cocoa, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Brought up repair video on my smart phone and followed instructions while doing the repair (pausing when needed) and completed the job in under an hour including vacuuming the lint from inside the dryer before re-assembly.

Chande Motor And Belt

  • Customer: James from Tidioute, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug the dryer from out let, lift the lid (top of dryer), cut the zip tie. Pull the two wires and the plastec wireing harness apart. Remove the screws that holds the front panel on, and the screw and molded pice that holds the drum in place, remove the belt from around the drum. Now remove the drum, have to lift up and out on the drum. Remove motor, and pulley from old motor for use on new one. Put everything back together. Took me 15 to 30min to do this ( I recamend a new belt as long as you are this far and the price is a small amount for it. )

motor did not start

  • Customer: Luke from Williston, ND
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed back panel, unplugged motor and released the belt. Remove top panel then front panel. Remove drum for better access. Vacuum the lint while everything is open. Remove old motor and replace with new motor. Reassemble. Suggest replacing the belt too.

Symptoms suggested drum support bearing was problem.

  • Customer: Calvin from Las Vegas, NV
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Referred to Video and replaced drum support bearing as shown. Did not solve the problem as noise was still present. Called professional repairman, who replaced the belt pulley, along with all the parts I had just installed (came as part of a total kit). I was on the correct path, but just didn't go far enough to check out the belt pulley. If it should happen again, I could complete the whole repair process. Great learning process!!

Heating Element Failed!

  • Customer: Brad from Lakeland, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I youtube'd the repair, and repaired it! While I was at it I replaced the belt! (Highly recommend replacing the belt while you are replacing the element!) Was a snap!

began as intermittent squeal then became more louder and frequent

  • Customer: Terry from Hermitage, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed top-removed front-removed belt-removed drum (I didn't know how the drum came out WITH the bearing so I unscrewed the 3 middle screws on the back of the drum which released it from the bearing)- removed the bearing-that was when I knew what to order. installed the bearing on the drum before assembling all in reverse order. I wasn't sure how much grease to use so I used about 1/3 of it.

Belt & drum bearing

  • Customer: Brian from LOXAHATCHEE, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had the drum bearing but had never got a round to putting it in we just let it squeek. Then the belt went. Easy enough, whatched the tutorial once and just did it. 35 minutes and back drying.
All Instructions for the TDG546RED0
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