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Our trusty Frigidaire FDEB23RGS1 electric dryer has developed a taste for clothes.  While the clothes are flopping around sometimes a garment will get wedged between the drum and front of the dryer.  This leaves ugly friction (?) burn makes on the clothes, and leaves my wife in a very foul mood.  We have a family of 6, and do a LOT of laundry.  Replacing the eaten clothes is going to get expensive and I'm afraid all the roughage the dryer is consuming can't be good for its health. 

This picture was taken from inside the drum facing out.  It shows pretty well the clothes are getting caught. 



Please help me set this wayward appliance on the path of redemption...

 

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The three glides have worn down on that felt seal, replace that whole piece part number 5303937139



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I find it absolutely impossible that you have diagnosed my problem and provided a link to parts within, oh I don't know, 10 minutes of my posting the question.

Some take some time, let me worry about wether or not any one is going to help me, and then post a reply.

Really, thanks a lot.  I appreciate it.  I'm guessing once I pop the front off I'll see where this problem child is and be able to magically fix it?  I'm fairly handy and have delved into the innards of washers and dryers before (I once fished a sock out of a week old washers pump.  Usually the dryer gets blamed for the missing socks...)

Thanks again for the speedy reply!

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You are welcome....I actually saw a question come into my e-mail that I might know a little about and I knew the part needed because we had done this before for customers...This will help you take the dryer apart and the seal/glides come with good instructions and the adheasive....you will not use all of it so save what is left in case the bottom seal comes loose...in fact you might want to replace the bottom one while you are in there, probably covered with that brown rust stuff that is getting on your clothes...;)

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Thanks again!

For those who don't know, PEGI ROCKS!!!

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Uh oh...

I just looked at my dryer a little closer.  There seems to be a lot of stuff (clothes, detergents, those little sheet things that are supposed to cancel static and make things smell flowerey) piled on top of the dryer that prevents popping the top.

The laundry room is a mystical place usually only inhabited by my wife and I am unfamilliar with the ways and customs of this strange land...  Where are the removal instructions for the aforementioned pile-o-crap atop my dryer?  :P

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LOL...you are on your own there...sorry..........



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When you get the part, this page, along with the disassembly page that Pegi posted for you, will help you install it:

http://fixitnow.com/2005/03/field-notes-frigidaire-dryer-front.htm



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OK, Pegi-san, let's see if you know this one...

How long must I let the high temp adhesive set up before I can resume using Mr. Dryer? The instructions do not specify.

BTW, I have pictures of my worn out upper felt/glides that I will post when I get them off the camera.

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As long as you cleaned the area up ok, let the stuff tack up before sticking it to the front of the dryer, by the time it is put back together should be ready to run.



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It dries that fast, huh? Cool!

Oh yeah, I cleaned it up allright. I took it down to bare metal with 40 grit sandpaper. That should provide a good surface to adhere to, and make it dang near impossible to clean the glue off a second time.

I let it tack up, stuck it on, clamped it in 4 places, and there it sits while I type.

I think I'll go out to the garage for some heated, filtered, tobacco flavored air and put it back together when I come in.

Thanks for the help, Pegi-San!

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You are most welcome....;)



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