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Access the drum to replace felt

I need to replace the felt of the dryer and am having a bit of trouble lifting the top of the dryer to access the drum. Any advice on how to get in there??? GE Model # DRSR495EG1WW

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To access the drum two screws need to be removed from the inside of the door. The screws are on top of the opening and hold the top of the dryer closed. Then you simply lift the top and slide it to the left to remove it, thus revealing full access to the top of the drum. Then two screws (left and right) need to be removed in order to remove the entire front of the dryer. Once the front is removed the drum can also be removed but for the purpose of replacing the felt removal of the drum is not neccessary. It should be noted that the felt sits only around the bottom of the drum and covers just over half of the circumferance of the drum. The felt should be position in around the opening of the inside part of the door. When replacing the front cover the drum will fit snuggly up against the felt. Replace screws, top and door screws and walla...fixed!

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tensioner sketch is approximate, pulley may be on top run pulling down, or bottom run pushing up

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Belts ~$14 Support Rollers ~$14/pair, felts/slides upto ~$25
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