GE Dryer - How do you open it up?


Old 06-20-07, 06:48 AM
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GE Dryer - How do you open it up?

I have a GE Dryer model DDE8500SAMWW. I put something very wet and heavy in it which caused it to stop spinning. I'm guessing it may be as simple as putting the drum back on track. I would like to get inside and take a look, but I can't figure out how to take off the casing.

Please advise.
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Old 06-20-07, 06:40 PM
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Open the front door & remove the screws going up to the top front of dryer.
( May be torx screws ). Lift up top & let it rest against wall. Remove the 5/16 screw on both sides of top inside front panel.Tilt front towards you & lift up & out. The drum on your dryer has a center shaft in the back that fits into a plastic bushing going through the back panel of dryer. Its possible the drum popped out of bushing but doesn't happen very often.

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