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REMOVE FRONT PANEL - ZIPPER PARTS STUCK IN DRUM GUIDE.

THERE APPEARS TO BE A METAL ZIPPER BROKEN UP IN THE GUIDE AT THE DRUM OF THE DRYER.

I WANT TO REMOVE THE FRONT PANEL TO CLEAN IT OUT.

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I found the parts manual on line at GE Appliances.

The replacement parts for the top indicated pictured two clips holding the front of the dryer in place.

I tried a narrow screw driver on the clips and that released the top.

With the top off, removing the front panel required removing two screws, lifting the drum and pulling slightly on the front panel.

After removing the wires from the door switch, I was able to find the broken zipper, clean out the fan, remove excess lint and reassemble.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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417.91702000 Broken dryer belt and felt replacement


To get inside the dryer portion you start by removong the top making a note of where the screws mount makes it easier to put back right later but is no big deal. After removing the top you remove the splashplate and then the controlpanel. The panel has quick connects so the wiring will be no problem. Once the control panel has been removed get the front panel off ad remove the drum.
IThese dryers comewith 2 different styles of glides. The drum mounted version and the front panel mounted versions. The glide kit comes with glue also. I have a page which features videos and more on frigidaire dryers. HERE

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Installation Manual (see page 8)
ftp://ftp.electrolux-na.com/ProdInfo_PDF/Webster/131661700p1-8.pdf

Owner's Guide
ftp://ftp.electrolux-na.com/ProdInfo_PDF/Webster/131781700ceen.pdf

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2. Remove the lower toe panel by inserting a putty knife along the top seam about 2 inches in on each side. This will depress the retaining clip that holds the panel in place and the panel will open.

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