Dryer tumbled and cycled but would not get hot, and maded a slight squeking noise.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

ModelDSBR453GB1WW

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Wrench set

Dennis From Millbrae, CA

May 03, 2014

Looked in inspection hole at the bottom right underside of dryer. Through small inspection hole saw now glowing. Figured igniter was bad. Removed front panel by extracting two screws on the left and right side of front panel at the top. Lift top slightly, pull front out and unplug wires and remove from brackets at the bottom. Inspected Front Drum Bearing which was cracked. Ordered new one. Inspected Drum Bearing Slides, ordered two new ones. To get to Igniter had to first shut of the gas supply at the gas flex before the dryer connection. Then used a 1" box/open ended wrench to disconnect gas pipe from the gas valve, bottom front right of dryer. Had to cut black electrical tape holding more than one wiring harness wires. Removed two bracket screws, bottom right front, disconnected wiring harnesses from gas valve, and had to bend straight a metal tab holding gas assembly to bottom bracket which is attached to the bottom of the dryer. Igniter is attached to the bottom side of the gas valve and burner assembly. Removed Igniter assembly and wiring harness (one screw). Reversed instructions to re-assemble. Note: gas pipe attached to the gas valve might come through the dryer from the back. Might need to pull dryer out and have someone else pull the gas flex and gas dryer pipe back to hook up the gas valve again.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Igniter with Bracket and Wire Harness

Part Number: PS268186

$65.50
In Stock

Drum Bearing Slide - White

Part Number: PS755842

$6.14
In Stock

Front Drum Bearing

Part Number: PS960316

$18.13
In Stock