I call them fins because I don't know the official name for them, but they are the tree plastic peices attached to the inside of the drum that tosses the clothes as the drum spins. One came loose and then broke off. It looks like an easy fix. I can get a replacement part, but I'm not sure how to open up the shell for access (the fin needs to be screwed in from outside the drum). Do you have a maintenance manual or instruction on how to open the housing?
You should be able to Open the top of the Dryer, from front to back, U might need to pry the front corners up with a flat tip screw driver. It should hinge to the back, to expose the Tub... Hope this Helps U...
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Need a model number for the dryer for a more definitive answer--usually you would have to open the top cover to expose the drum. Depending on the model dryer, some baffles(proper name) are screwed onto the drum, some have plastic tabs which must be carefully pushed in order to remove the baffle. Most likely, the rattling is caused by coins left in pockets--they won't damage the dryer but can be irritating to listen to. Front load washers are notorious for trapping coins in the baffles of the rotating baskets--and that is A VERY EXPENSIVE REPAIR if you want to have the coins or objects removed.
Look inside the drum at the place where the fin was on the drum. Do you see any screw holes now showing? That will tell you that you need to take the machine all apart and re-fasten the fin on with some screws, unless the holes are stripped out in the fin itself, in which you will need to get a little bigger screws, or buy a new fin. Oh yes, I have been using an epoxy cement in a tube that has 2 chambers, and this may help you. I think it would work here, but will not be strong enough to glue the fin back on. I sort of think it would stand the heat if you used it to help secure the screws into the fin. Honestly, to me the new fin sounds " hard to get". Be blessed.
These fins are usually screwed on from the outside of the drum. If you're up to it this is a simple but time consuming fix. Take the cabinet off the front of the dryer, the top will come off as well. be careful of the wires from the control console, they will stay attached to the dryer. Tighten the tumbler fins on the drum and then re-assemble the cabinet. Typically the screws you need to access are the same used for the door latch and hinges. They go back together easy ........
On almost all dryers the top will release by itself without requiring you to remove the front. There are two small clamp-like mechanisms under the top on the front side. They can be released easily by sticking a flat-tip screwdriver straight into them and pushing in. Once you open the top you can spin the drum by hand and tighten the screws on the fins.
Take not however that some fins are only placed in by plastic snaps, and if it is loose it probably means that it is broken and will require repairs.
Refer to pages 5-2 and 5-3 of the manual below to see how to expose the drum by lifting the top of the machine. Then turn drum very slowly and only until the screw holes for the missing fins are within your reach. Most of these dryers have two sizes of fins make sure you order the right one if you need to replace them.
yes this is to me, you have to take off the door, and panel, loose bolt that holds top to front panel and you will be able to turn the drum and reinstall baffles with screws, you may need to add a flat washer if the holes have stretched.
Take the door off. Do this by first loosening the screws on the hinge. Then loosen the screws on the left (they hold on a plastic flange-type thing) that hold the front panel on. Once it's loosened, then the door hinge will have room to wiggle out. Once the door is off, then the front panel will swing down--and you can lift it off the flanges that hold the bottom of the door. Now you have access to the drum and can reinstall the fin.
I had the same problem but it's the FRONT Panel you need to remove. Before you start, unplug the thing first. BTW I did the whole proceedure in 10 minutes using an electric screwdiver / philips bit and a socket set with an 8mm socket with my leg in a cast. You can do better, I'm confident!
Two 8mm hex head bolts hold each fin on the drum. They can be tightened. You need to open the dryer front since they bolt from the outside of the drum. To open the dryer front you first take the door off by removing the two philips head screws, then slightly lift the door and pull toward you (the door hinges have little hooks on the end that inserts into the slots (this little design keeps the door from falling off during removal and install-nice). Then remove the two philips screws on the other side of the door opening (opposite the door hinges). These screws hold two plastic brackets (be sure to see how they are aligned before you remove them so you know how they go back on.
Now the front frame panel looks like an "H" . Grab the top two arms of the 'H" and give a quick ****. The top arms of the 'H" will come loose. The bottom part is held by a couple of clips, just pull up and the front panel comes off.
You will be able to spin the drum until the hex bolts for the fin(s) in question are visable / reachable from the right side (just above the heater unit-hope you unplugged the dryer earlier). I tightened it using an 8 mm socket.
Now reverse your steps: put the front panel back on the bottom clips and snap the top "H" arms back in place. Reinstall the plastic clips / screws and then put the door back on.