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DBSR453EB2WW General Electric Dryer - Instructions

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Handle spins on switch shaft

  • Customer: Steve from Ledbetter KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Took new knob out of bag,slid new knob on. Worked great

wasnt tumbling, and making a noise

  • Customer: angela from Delaware NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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dryer did not latch

  • Customer: janet from martinsville IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
easy to fix took less than 10 minutes

Dryer door would no longer shut.

  • Customer: Fawn from Loganville GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply popped the old broken part out and popped the new part into place. I wasn't sure if it was the Latch Door or the Door Strike. Once the parts arrived, it was clear the Door Strike was not the issue.

TIMER DOES NOT MOVE

  • Customer: RICHARD from DINGMANS FERRY PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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REPLACEMENT OF THE TIMER WAS VERY SIMPLE. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT THE REPLACEMENT PART DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. NO THOUGHT REQUIRED.

Rough sounding when turned on. loud when turning (grinding)

  • Customer: Tim from Brookings OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Disconnect power, remove front screws. Lift off front door assembly. Removed front drum bearing(very easy). Installed new drum bearing slides x 4 on new drum bearing assembly. The slides are not include. Re-installed front drum assembly,front of dryer screws done. Works Great.

Lint filter did not come with rubber gasket.

  • Customer: Frank S from Wayne NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Took out old filter, inserted new one.New filter did not have a gasket?

Dryer would not start

  • Customer: Jason from Gastonia NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I turned off the breaker. I took off the top four torx screws. I pulled the wires one at a time from the old switch and put them on the new switch. Secured the new switch. Replaced the torx screws. Turned on the breaker and it ran.

unable to set the dryer timer

  • Customer: Emily from Missouri City TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I matched the flat part of the knob to the dryer part and pushed into place.

Dryer not getting hot

  • Customer: Ryan from Wenatchee WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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1) Disconnect power supply. 2) Open dryer door to find and remove two screws through dryer top. 3) Proceed to lift front dryer top panel and tap rear of dryer top with hand to left to disengage tabs and remove dryer top completely. 4) Remove two screws through front panel. 5) Gently lift dryer front panel from base tabs to partial remove panel (careful of wires which remain connected) - pivot front panel to left with wires connected. 6) lift dryer barrel with left hand / reach under barrel with right hand to release belt from tensioner pulley (very easy one-hand maneuver). pull dryer barrel belt off tensioner pulley towards you, remove belt from motor pulley below. 7) lift/pull and remove dryer barrel and belt (flex side panels). 8) take picture of wire connection locations on heating element and remove wires from tabs two locations / 3 wires. 9) remove sensors 3 locations. 10) remove heating element and housing. 11) install new heating element / housing and reverse process. .....tip; belt tensioner pulley was biggest challenge at first because it was hard to see how it all worked and reach. once i realized i could force / lift the barrel up to gain better access it was much easier than trying to fit my arm through the one large available hole at bottom right (when looking at the unit). the tensioner pulley is opposite side (left when facing) and you would have to reach over the exhaust, etc.

Continuous loud squeaking

  • Customer: Joseph from Bloomingdale IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Safety first, unplug it. Open dryer door and remove 2 screws that secure the top of the dryer to the frame. Pull top toward you while lifting to remove the top. Remove 2 screws from inside the dryer that secure the front of the dryer to the frame. The screws are near the top and the heads are pointed toward the back of the dryer. At this point, I just opened the entire front of the dryer like a door and rested it against the wall. There are wires attached to the front, but I pivoted the front so I didn't need to disconnect the wires. The drum bearing snaps into place and it was a little tricky removing it. Same goes for the lower duct. Once the lower duct and front bearing were off, I removed the old seals and gaskets, cleaned the parts I was reusing, and installed the new gaskets and seals. I vacuumed all the dust and lint out of the inside of the dryer and reassembled in the reverse order. The front and top need to be wiggled to get them seated properly before replacing the screws.

Plastic melted onto diffuser, requiring replacement

  • Customer: Frances from Anchorage AK
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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My son ordered the part, but gave up installing it. We called in a professional appliance repairman because the dryer had to be partially dismantled to remove the drum and a belt so three sets of holes could be aligned to secure the replacement diffuser. My daughter had to lend a hand to hold one piece in place while the repairman threaded the screws because the drum was too deep for him to be able to reach both front and back pieces. Definitely not a one-person job for this particular model.

Start switch not functioning properly

  • Customer: Frank from Leeds NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove Rear Upper Plate. Remove knob (from front of dryer). Orientate replacement switch next to original switch & label wires. Remove wires, grab switch firmly & twist counter clockwise. and pull out. Install new switch in same reverse manner. Reconnect wires, test & replace back plate.

Dryer would not shut off. If dryer door was opened while running and then door closed,dryer would restart without turning start knob.

  • Customer: Jerry from Simpsonville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the dryer out away from wall. UNPLUG dryer. Using Phillips screwdriver remove the 5 screws holding the metal plate behind the back splash. Remove the 2 screws holding the smaller metal plate at bottom center of the larger . From the front pull the start knob straight out remove. Grasp switch and turn clockwise and pull out switch. Hold new switch and pull wire/ terminal one at a time and install on new switch. Repeat until all wires are installed on new switch. Rotate switch to approximately two o'clock position and while pushing turn switch counter clockwise to lock switch into position. Reinstall all plates that were removed. Plug back in and reinstall knob noting "d" shaped inside dial to line up with shaft.

The dryer wasnt drying as fast and was making a lot of noise.

  • Customer: Gayle from Philadelphia MS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the directions from the video about that particular part. I am 57 and it was fairly simple to do.
All Instructions for the DBSR453EB2WW
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