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DBSR453EB3WW General Electric Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for DBSR453EB3WW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the DBSR453EB3WW
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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.

Handle on dryer door broke off

  • Customer: Darlene from Belhaven, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All we had to do was snap it back into place on the door

noise and not drying well

  • Customer: Robert from Bruceville, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was as easy as the repair film said it was . But after spending the money for the upper and lower baring seals I put it all back together and the motor started making a loud noise ? I took the drum and everything out and started the motor without the drum just the motor was running and the danged motor is going out now !I checked the price of a new motor its not to bad but with all of the parts I have put in this thing I could have paid part of what it would have cost for a new dryer ! I put it all back together and hope it last long enough to at least recoup some of what I have spent ,But the new parts work good !

clothes were getting caught on the inside top of the drum

  • Customer: Kathryn from Scranton, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the directions on the video I uploaded.

The dryer was not heating up

  • Customer: Betty from Oakville, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We watched the video of how to take the dryer apart and how to install the thermostat...after watching the video it was pretty easy

The knob broke

  • Customer: Sara from Destin, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the knob and clip off the dryer and stuck the knew knob on!

broken knob

  • Customer: Erin from Tucson, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The old knob broke off & was no longer able to turn the pin to start the dryer. I simply slid the new knob onto the pin & it worked like new.

front air duct assembly broken @ lint filter

  • Customer: J.R. from HAZEL GREEN, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair went just as the self help video showed on your web site. Since I was replacing front air duct assembly, and had unit disassembled I figured on replacing upper portion, bearing slides (as recommended) and lint basket. Now it as good as new. Thanks for the help!

Timer knob would not stop or start the dryer in the correct place. Looking at the back of the knob, the D ring was cracked.

  • Customer: Bob from Lincoln, NE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Bought both the knob and metal insert clip. Turns out that the clip was unnecessary as the knob came with the clip. The repair was quite simple. Simply pull out the old knob and insert the new, taking care to align the D.

Plastic timer knob broke and spun around freely

  • Customer: Larry from Austin, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I grabbed the broken knob firmly and pulled it straight off. I took the new knob and pressed it firmly into place.

No problem at all.

  • Customer: Sherrilan from North Charleston, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did as the video instruction showed me. I used the pliers and with one pull the metal piece came off and I just put the new knob on it did not take a minute.It was so easy. I am so happy to know that I can get my parts at a great price and do it myself. I have a service plan through my electric company that I pay a fee monthly and if I need services for any appliances there is an additional $25.00 for services and that does not include the part needed to fix my dryer. I ordered my own part with shipping and handling and it still came out less than $25 with no additional fee. I am very satisfied that I now can order parts and do it myself. Thank you PartSelet.

Noise while drum is rolling and at start up

  • Customer: Glenn from Prairieville, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Reviewed problems with the dryer on line and ordered the parts. The only problem is that it takes two types of slide bearings which I did not order correctly. The video was great and had no problem installing the parts.

rotary switch had failed, needed replacement

  • Customer: Jonathan from Moorestown, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Hardest part was rustling up the proper screw driver. 1) Unplug dryer from outlet. 2) Pull plastic knobs off all switches. 3) Remove screws and remove control panel. 4) Remove rotary switch by gently prying up on hold-down arm and twisting entire switch mechanism. 5) Remove wires one at a time and attach to corresponding spade lugs on new switch. 6) Install switch and twist into place. 7) Replace panel. 8) Replace control knobs. Under 20 minutes.

Loud stretching

  • Customer: hector from bellerose, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My dryer was making a loud stretching sound which I thought, because of previous experience, could be fixed by replacing the bearing slides. The problem turned out to be that the blower wheel that is attached to the motor was loose. I pushed the blower wheel all the way in so that about 1/4" of the motor shaft sticks out. I then tightened the bolt with a socket wrench. Problem solved.

The noise is gone

  • Customer: Norman from Palmdale, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to remove the front and top with a total of 4 screws as per the video. Removing the old piece was easy. The only hang up was putting the new piece on and it wasn't fitting snug. I then realized there was a lip that should sit around the dryer door open. Once I did that it fit perfect and was a matter of putting the screws back.
All Instructions for the DBSR453EB3WW
706-720 of 742