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DBLR333ET0AA General Electric Dryer - Instructions

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Replaced broken START knob on dryer.

  • Customer: SAM from ROCK HILL NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 466 of 469 people found this instruction helpful
Slid off the old START knob, then pushed on the new START knob.

I created and printed a label on my computer for use with the time selector dial, which must be set at or beyond 10 minutes, before turning the START knob.

I made a label that says "Minimum" with a red arrow that points past the 10 minute setting on the time selector dial.

My teenage daughter was not setting the time selector dial, to a point past 10 minutes. When she turned the START knob, the dryer would not come on, because the time selector dial was not set past the 10 minute setting.

My daughter had continually twisted the START knob until it broke. I am hoping she will be able to see the large printed label I put on the dryer near the time selector, saying "Minimum" with a large red arrow pointing past 10 minutes.

I am very pleased that I was quickly able to find the exact matching START knob for my dryer and the exact same color, from PartSelect.Com

The inside of the Selector Knob was stripped

  • Customer: Frank from Irvine CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 369 of 372 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the damaged knob and replaced it with the new knob. Very ease

dryer belt broke

  • Customer: Matt from La Belle MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 88 of 101 people found this instruction helpful
first I took the dryer apart 1st thing i did was unplug the power supply (safety first) then I removed the top of the unit then removed the front cleaned all the lint from the inside of the cabinet I found the proper belt size on part select.com the next day I had my dryer belt delivered (which cost 1/3 the price of the local repair shop price)
then I placed the belt over the dryer drum and made sure it was in the general location it should be I then replaced the front cover and the top. then I removed the rear cover which was held on by six 5/16 sheet metal screws which gave me access to the drive pulley and belt tensioner the belt goes on by going under the tensioner then around the drive pulley
Then i rotated the drum by hand to make sure everything had clearance I then buttend everything up plugged it and started it up it workd fine and I figure Ill get another 8 years out of it
Thank you partselect.com

no heat

  • Customer: Joshua from Cardington OH
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 77 of 95 people found this instruction helpful
had to remove top of dryer 2 phillops screws at top in the door opening. flip top out of way take 2 screws out of insides that hold the front on. un hook all plugs and remove front of dryer. once u have did this you need to remove the drum by pulling it out of the bearing in the back un hook the belt from the motor and remove the drum this should expose the element 4 screws and 3 wire to remove it. installation is the same

Broken Knob Post

  • Customer: Jaren from Lemoore CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 68 of 83 people found this instruction helpful
First I unplugged the dryer, then I removed the access panel on the back of the control panel. I removed the wires from the back of the switch...Here is where I messed up. I removed the switch prior to ordering the part, the bad part is the way I removed the part. When you get the new part in you will be able to see how it will be mounted to the control panel. I had no idea, so I did what was necessary to remove it. Needless to say, I bent the hell out of the hole that the switch mounts in. In turn, the installation of the new switch did not go as easily as I would have liked. After straightening out some metal and drowning the thing in epoxy, the new switch is installed. I hooked the wires back up on the back of the switch, plug in the dryer, and dry some clothes. Standing victorious over the dryer with beer in hand, not only did I accomplish the mission but I learned my lesson... destructive removal = BAD!

Start Rotary Shaft stripped

  • Customer: Neil from Doylestown PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 75 of 141 people found this instruction helpful
One of the easiest repair jobs I've ever done. First I turned off the power. After removing 4 screws and lowering the cover of the control board, I disconnected the two wires attached to the switch. I rotated the switch counterclockwise and removed it. Just reverse this process and I was done. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes.

selector knob cracked

  • Customer: William from West End NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 72 of 134 people found this instruction helpful
ordered part on line--received in mail 2 days later--
just pushed on in 2 seconds--job done

how much easier can it get??????

belt broken, pulley worn out

  • Customer: Anthony from Mpls MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 30 of 36 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 4 screws from top of control panel , remove 2 from back to lossen top of dryer. Removed rear lower access cover,6 screws on back of dryer exposing pulley and tensioner, remove broken belt and vaccuumed out a ton of lint , removed pulley and tensioner and replaced. From the front remove 4 screws and take off front of dryer, disconnecting several wires, again vaccumed out lint, lifter drum evough to replace belt. Reassembled

My old filter had a broken frame and ragged screen

  • Customer: JoAnn from St Petersburg FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 23 of 25 people found this instruction helpful
Replacing the filter only required removing the old one and replacing it with the new part which fit perfectly. I received the part two days after placing my order.

Loud scraping noise when drum rotated

  • Customer: Henery from Ramsey NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 22 of 29 people found this instruction helpful
1. Opened door.
2. Using phillips head screwdriver. Removed two screws holding down top of machine.
3. Swung machine top lid back.
4. Disconnect two wires from door switch.
5. Using socket wrench removed two hex head machine screws holding front panel onto machine.
6. While reaching in through door to hold drum, Swung entire front panel down and away from machine and carefully rested drum on frame.
7. Using flat head screwdriver, pryed worn drum bearing off of front panel.
8. Removed Support Spanner (white flexible plastic piece approx 8" x 2") from old drum bearing and put on new drum bearing.
9. Put new teflon drum slides (this model takes 3) on replacement drum bearings.
10. Snapped new drum bearing in place on front panel.
11. Reverse step 1-6 above.
TIME: APPROX 20-30 MINUTES.

Dryer would not start

  • Customer: Ray from Kingwood TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 20 of 24 people found this instruction helpful
The switch made a humming sound when I turned it so I thought that might be the problem. Using the instructions on this Web site I took the top panel of the dryer off (after unplugging it), unplugged two wires leading from the switch (needed pliers for this), and removed the switch unit by rotating it counterclockwise (when behind it).
The replacement part came in two days. The installation went a lot quicker-maybe ten minutes.

main motor bearings frozen

  • Customer: John from Grand Rapids MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 28 of 52 people found this instruction helpful
Having recently replaced the heating elements and main bearing on the dryer I knew how to take the thing apart, getting to the motor was easy. However, the fan side of the shaft was longer than the original so I had to bend out the metal front panel where the fan is located so it would spin without grinding against the front of the dryer. That done, the rest was easy to finish, mounting bolts on the motor tightened, one last test before putting it back together and all was well. The dryer now works better than it has for a long time.

replqce bad switch

  • Customer: Robert from Virginia Beach VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 14 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
pried old switch assembly from front of machine with screw driver. removed 2 electrical connections. shorted terminals to verify problem. inserted wiring terminals to new switch. verified operation and then pushed switch assembly into machine opening.

pulley was worn and making noise

  • Customer: Vinny from Port Chester NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 15 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
removed back panel, released the belt off the pulley and replace pulley as ness. Very easy

Dryer made excessively loud noise when running.

  • Customer: Owen from Virginia Beach VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 18 of 27 people found this instruction helpful
I initially opened the front of the dryer and noticed that the drum slides that the drum rides on in the front of the dryer were excessively worn. I then removed the drum and noticed that the plastic bearing that supported the drum in the rear was cracked and the washer(?) appered to be disintigrating. I ordered and replaced the drum slides and rear bearing. The dryer was still making too much noise. I ran the motor with the drum removed and realized that they motor was the remaining source of the excessive noise. I then ordered and replaced the motor with a new one and this solved the problem. Total cost was around $140. Note that when ordering a new motor, the instructions on the web site indicate that you need to order the motor pulley if your existing motor has a pressed on pulley. The new motor was a kit that came with the pulley included, and therefore the additional part was not needed, and had to be returned. The instructional videos and parts schematics on the web site were very helpful.
All Instructions for the DBLR333ET0AA
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