I have a large ge dryer dwsr405eb1ww. I need to remove rear silver panel to fit it through the door way. I removed all of the screws and it is still not loose. Maybe the front panel needs to be removed?
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If I remember correctly, there is a venting kit that you purchase which consists of a fitting to go on the back of the dryer and a large diameter hose which you put out the window or door to vent the hot air from the dryer. There used to be another kit which allowed you to connect to a wall outlet which vents directly outside.
Access from front. Open door and remove two vertical screws in upper corners of door housing. Lift top slightly and pull forward to remove top. Remove two screws in top corners inside front to remove Front panel.
Unplug the dryer. Remove the screws from the control panel top rear. Lift the control panel aside. Pull the top lid forward to remove it. Reach inside the right and left front corners to remove the screws holding the front panel to the cabinet. Remove the door switch wires and set the front panel aside. Your model may or may not have 2 screws holding the top lid down located inside the door opening. Open the door,get down on your knees and look up at the door opening for 2 screws.
Un-plug dryer. Remove screws from front panel into dryer top. (just inside the door, at the top of the opening) Swing top up and remove screw near top of front panel on each side. Tilt front panel forward and lift off, set to the side. (leave wires attatched) Pull drum ahead about 4 inches. Do not remove belt. (it's a little tough to get the drum past the sides of the dryer) Remove the old rear drum bearing and replace it. If I remember correctly, it is a part number WE3X37. Replace drum. Check the front drum support slides on the front panel. They should be about 1/8 inch thick. If the rear bearing was squeaking, they may need replacing also. Finish re-assembly, plug back in and test.
remove rear pannel and the motor is right there remove drum to acess the motor
remember to lay the dryer on an angle or even flat on it's face if you can to re insert the drum assembly and dont forget the belt
If you need a new drum. Follow the instructions below.
Ordered drum from Sears parts. 3045EL1002D Cost of 85$ + 15 to ship. It came in 5 days.
Here is how to do it on a DLE2514W. Takes about an hour. I only used a phillips screw
driver. Take your time and look over the situation. I hope that I rememberd
everything. Good luck. Dryer Drum Repair
Dryer Drum Repair
1. Remove L bracket with 6 screws at the top, rear. 2. Slide top back 2 inches to unlatch and remove. 3. Remove control panel with 2 screws at top, inside corners. 4. Carefully unplug 4 plugs from back of control panel. 5. Looking at inside at the top. Remove wiring bundle from 2 guides. 6. Unplug wire from dryer light. 7. Open dryer door and unscrew 2 screws behind door just below lint trap. 8. Remove 4 screws at top of front panel that holds the door. 9. Lift up front panel to remove. I couldn't get the door switch plug to disconnect so I carefully rotated it an set it on top of the dryer. 10. Remove upper case bracket with 2 screws in front and 2 screws inside at top. 11. slide up a bit to unlock from sides. Watch routing of dryer switch wire bundle. 12. Remove lint trap duct with 2 machine screws. Carefully slide down to remove. 13. Remove front drum support with 4 screws attached to sides. Lift up to disengage
sides. Lift drum to free from rollers. 14. Observe how drive belt is routed around motor and tension roller. Push tension
roller up and release belt. Carefully take belt off and remove. 15. Almost done. Lift drum up at rear to free from rear rollers. Remove. 16. While your're there vacuume up dust and reverse procedure to install.
Unplug the dryer.
Open the dryer door.
Get on your knees and look up.
You will see 2 phillips head screws that must be removed from inside the door cavity.
Remove these screws, then the top of the dryer.
Then remove 2 screws on the right and left inside of the dryer.
Unhook the door wires and remove the front panel.
Don, the drum on this model rotates on a bearing in back. This is most likely where the sqeeling is comming from. You will have to service this from the front. Should be 2 screws just above the door on each side. Remove them and the top will lift up. Slide the top off forward. Once the top is off, you will see a couple of screws holding the the front panel and door assy. on. One on each side inside front panel. Unplug the door harness and remove the front panel and door. Undo the belt and the drum should pull straight out. Watch out not to get the belt hung on the motor. Now you will see the rear bearing and shaft bracket that the drum rides on. It may need to be replaced or just lubed up real good. Catriver.