Speaker 1: Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect.
Today we are going to show you how to change the Dryer Drum Slide. Really an easy job,
want to going to need a couple of tools. Phillips screw driver and a #2 square head Robertson’s
screw driver. Let me show you how it’s done. First step in the repair will be to disconnect
the power to the dryer. There’s a plug on, just disconnect it from the receptacle to
the third wire, you need to turn off the breaker or the disconnect switch. Next, we need to
remove the front of the dryer, to gain access to that we have to take this trim panel off
at the back of the console, there’s three Robertson’s / Phillips screws, once we remove
that, we’ll take the top off and then the front. Two long screws that hold the top on
going to lift up in the front of the top and pull it
forward and it will lift out of place. Next, we need to disconnect the wires to the sensor
and door switch, should locate it on the left hand side here, and just disconnect those.
I’m ready to remove the front. One screw in each end of the brace that holds
the control panel in place, simply lift up on this, lay it across the top of the cap.
Those are the two wires you need to disconnect for the sensor and the door switch circuit.
Next, we have two screws on the top corner and also two on the bottom that just need
to be loosened, top two needs to come out. Just pull forward on the front panel then
lift the two screws on the bottom. Now we have access to our front glides and our felt.
Now that we have the front panel removed we have access to the shroud and the slides that
are mounted on to that. Now I suggest if you’re going to replace one of these then you replace
both because it will wear fairly evenly. To remove the slides, simply lift up on the slotted
end, pull it out, and there is a tab with a hole in the end of the slide mounted on
the other end, you simply disengage that and take our slide, set the hole over that tap
and tuck the loose end into the slide. Do the same on the reverse side, make sure it’s
sitting firmly in there and that the tap still engaged the hole in the slide, and we’re ready
to reinstall the front. Now that we have replaced the parts we’ve
required, we need to reinstall the front panel. I want to make sure that we engage these two
slots in the front panel, two screws in the front of the cabinet, set those in first.
The two wire harnesses up make sure they don’t get pinched, now lift the drum up slightly
so that it fits over the bearing housing and we need to line up slots on the cabinet and
the front panel. I am going to reinstall the two screws and secure the front to the cabinet.
Remove the two bottom screws, reconnect their wire harnesses, lift the console and slide
it into place, make sure it fits firmly on the top of the cabinet edge, reinstall and
secure that. Next we reinstall the top with the lineup leave two slots, at the rear two
little hooks, pull back and make sure they are firmly engaged. We’ll secure the top with
the two long screws. And last we will install the trim piece in the back of the control
panel. Now we’re ready to reconnect the dryer to the electrical supply and our repair is
complete. That’s just how easy it is to change the drum slides on your dryer. Thanks for
watching, good luck with your repair.