I need a baffle for the dryer and not sure if it is part 15 or 16 when I look up the part. Also how do I change it?
Answer George, you'll need to measure the current baffles in your unit to verify if you need the tall baffle part number 33002032 or short baffle part number 33001755. You may click on each part number to view the parts information and to view the available installation video. Thanks!
We have 1 drum baffle ( P/N AP4042434) which is loose. Can this be tighten or does it need to be replaced. How can this be tighten?
If you lift the main top of the unit you can tighten the baffles. To do this you will need to remove the door and the screws on the opposite side of the opening. Once the door is off and the screws out you will want to remove the front panel. With the front panel off there will be screws to remove on either side that will allow you to remove the main top.
My large baffle only has one screw holding it. Can I keep the baffle and only get the two screws I need to reattach it and how do I get to the area to fix it?
Answer Hello Dee,
Unplug the unit and open the door. Remove the screws that secure the door hinges to the front panel. Remove the door and "twist" the top end of the front panel to release it from the retaining tabs. Tilt the main front out toward you and lift it off of the bottom clips. Now remove the two 5/16 inch hex head screws that hold the clips on that are holding the main top down. Once these are off, the main top can be raised.
The baffle should be completely removed for inspection. If the holes are stripped, the baffle 33002032 will have to be replaced so it can hold the screw. The missing screws will, by the way, be in the bottom of the unit so you will not need to order replacement screws 33002973 unless you cannot find them. If the baffle seems to be OK, since the screw came out once before, squirt a dab of silicone sealant into the hold before reinstalling the screw to hold the baffle in place. This normally prevents the baffle screw from backing out again unless the hole is "wallowed out".
Is it ok to use the dryer with only 2 baffles til a repairman can come out?
Answer Hello Rianna. It should be fine until you get it repaired, but can tear clothes on the screw holes for the baffles 33001755. Hope this helps.
The short baffle has fallen off. How do I get to it to and what screws do I need? Thanks
Answer Hello Kim. You will need to remove the door, and the clips and the front panel of the dryer. Once removed, you will remove the two brackets holding the top assembly down. Then raise the top and turn the tub by hand until you can install the baffle 33001755. You will use 33002973 for the baffle screws. Hope this helps.