Question about Frigidaire Washing Machines
Thanks for posting, thought it might have been in the sheets before we put them through the wash, but couldn't figure out what the plastic part was. Since a few people also found this part number in their dryer, I stuck my head in and saw where it came from... inside dryer, looking out the door, it is just above the door opening (see replaced cap in photo)
Posted on May 13, 2012
cap goes inside the upper inner section of the facade as described in the picture. It is clipped in
place initially tighly, then becomes loose with the heat. Same issue with
my GE dryer.
If you don't find a way to affix this cap, the opening will continue to trap buttons, thus damaging your clothes.
CAUTION : this may be a safety feature allowing young kids to get some air while removing the cap (the only translucent part of the sump when door is closed).
If you want to affix the cap to the door:
1. Unplug your dryer from the wall outlet.
2. Pull up and remove the top lid of the dryer secured only by two large metal clips in the front.
3. Buy a stainless steel flat head screw for wood 3/4" long in the hardware or decking section of your local DYI store. Torx drives are preferred since they don't offer sharp edges. Bring the cap with you for the associate to select your best fit.
4. Since you are there get a small plywood drop (usually free), in which you cut a rectangular piece of 1/4" plywood about 1 x 2.25-2.30 " that would fit very snuggly lengthwise between the left and right side clips. If you mess up, you can shim with aluminum wrap.
5. Drill a small hole in the center of the cap and chamfer until the screw flat head fits flush with the cap. NO PROTRUSION ALLOWED.
6. Install the cap from the inside of the sump
7. Install the piece of wood to pry open in place the left and right clips in place
8. Secure the assembly in place with the screw.
9. Install the top lid and clip in place
10. Plug your dryer into the wall outlet
NOTE 1: Using duct tape or even aluminum tape to secure the cap from the inside is NOT a good idea, since the glue and the tape will melt on your clothes.
NOTE 2: It would work better with 2 screws, two holes, etc. 1.25 " apart, or using flat head machine screws, washers, self-locking nuts and a tapered end plastic block, but this is for advanced DYI addicts only.
I could not find a replacement part. Hope it helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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