Dryer would not heat

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

ModelDBSR453EB2WW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Wrench set

John From Highlands Ranch, CO

Oct 12, 2012

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Originally ordered heating element kit, but decided to replace drum slides and "o"-ring while the dryer was dis-assembled.Replacing the dryer elements was relatively easy-just follow instructions. Replacing the slides and o-ring was very easy, just clip in place. The dryer vent was almost totally clogged and probably the cause of most problems. This took longer than all mechanical repairs as I have a long dryer vent. I suggest cleaning the dryer vent regularly to avoid problem. I used a 4" circular brush and cordless drill to clean the duct. If you have not cleaned your vent in 2-3 years, you will be amazed at the amount of lint build-up. I was very pleased with the price of parts and customer service at Parts-Select, estimate I saved approximately $250-300.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Retainer O-Ring

Part Number: PS266776

$2.87
In Stock

Drum Bearing Sleeve

Part Number: PS266777

$8.91
In Stock

Drum Bearing Slide - White

Part Number: PS755842

$6.92
In Stock

Drum Slide - Green (Now subbed to Drum Bearing Slide)

Part Number: PS6447706

$4.23
In Stock