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DBSR453EB3WW General Electric Dryer - Instructions

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Start Switch stayed on all the time. Felt like a spring broke

  • Customer: J from Ft Lauderdale FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, disconnect the dryer from the outlet. I started by removing the knobs from the front, then removing the panel that covered the knobs by removing the screws on top. This requires a special star-shaped screwdriver, easy and cheap to get at Home Depot. DO NOT try using a phillips screwdriver. It will strip out the heads of the screws. Once you have removed that, disconnect the wires from the switch, noting which wire went to which connection. They're numbered 1 through 4 although you only use three of them. You will see that the switch has a skinny, narrow "tab" sticking out the side (look at the new one for reference). You will need to gently lift the end of that while "unscrewing" the switch from the panel (you might need a pair of pliers if it's rusted, but DO NOT force). Once out, just replace with the new switch, making sure to use the numbers for connections and not just where they're positioned on the back of the switch. Reassemble and you're done. It took me about 40 minutes including my trial-and-error. Using these directions, I think I could have done the whole thing in about 15-20 minutes.

Dryer timer knob had cracked and when turning the knob it would not rotate to setting desired

  • Customer: Diane from Elko NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went online and ordered the part number WE1M654 and it came within 2 days and just pulled the old knob off and inserted the new knob and it worked.

rotary start switch would not work

  • Customer: Doug from Hollandale MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws to the panel holding the start switch. The panel then opens to view the start switch. Using my hand I disconnected the start switch which were three quick disconnects. The switch was easily removed. I then put new switch in and plugged wires to it,closed cover and screwed it on. Anyone could do this.

dryer knob would not advance

  • Customer: sandy from sugarcreek OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took the knob out of the bag and snapped it into place...all done!!!

Videos were perfect and job was easy

  • Customer: richard from grapevine TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was performed in the laundry room which was large enough the handle all the parts when disassembled. I followed the video and it was perfect without any errors. The job was simple and even putting on the new belt without having the ability to see what I was doing. You'll understand when you view the video and perform the job. Just follow the instructions including using the newly supplied screw to tap the new holes.

Handle spins on switch shaft

  • Customer: Steve from Ledbetter KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
went on this web site order parts and got instruction, tis was the BEST website

dryer was making lots of noise

  • Customer: Charles from Rio Rancho NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was no big deal I just replaced the used parts with the new ones. I just needed help knowing were the white and black bearings went.I went to the web site and got the information I needed. I didnt think I would be able to find parts for a machine as old as ours. Saved us big bucks.

horrible shreaking 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
follow the video, and in no time fix and ran smooth, like brand new, love this website, fast and reliable

Dryer making noise, taking to long to dry

  • Customer: Greg from Mount Vernon OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watch the videos, your company told me to go to on the internet when I received the parts. I could not believe how easy it was to change the parts' The videos make the job as easy as the video showed it to be. Your videos and parts are the best. Thank You Greg

broken plastic drum bearing

  • Customer: Theresia from Boonton Township NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is the 2nd time I replaced the drum bearing in the past 2 years on my 16 year old GE dryer. I found the parts needed by the diagram and followed the how to video which was very helpful and easy to follow. My parts came in 3 days and I hope to get another few years out of my dryer.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Hight pitch squeal in forward middle top section of dryer

  • Customer: Paul from Waterbury CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Determined problem by reading other reviews. Parts came quick. Shipping confirmation contained installation video. Excellent idea. Followed installation instructions. I used care manipulating the plastic shield that protects the wiring during disconnect for front section removal. (old plastic is brittle) With front removed it's good opportunity to vacuum out everything that can't normally be reached. Installed Drum bearing and slides and reassembled front and top. Test run is quiet. Old parts were badly worn.
All Instructions for the DBSR453EB3WW
676-690 of 736