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DBSR463EG1WW General Electric Dryer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the DBSR463EG1WW
751-765 of 807
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Dryer made a grinding noise while the drum was turning

  • Customer: Tammy from FRANKLIN, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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The parts arrived the next day after ordering. While I was at work my wife surprised me and made the repairs. She said she just followed the part select installation videos and an hour later it was all done. Runs like brand new! Saved a load of cash. Thanks, Jerry and Tammy

Loud screeching noise

  • Customer: ALAN from norristown, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Watched the video and followed the directions. The job went just as it was described in the video.

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.

Noisy and took to long to dry clothes

  • Customer: Daryl from Homeworth, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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After watching all the videos for repair, I removed the front door panel. Than located the slides and felt drum seal. All parts were very worn. All parts removed and replaced very easily. No more noise. Sensor working so much better.

Squeaking noise coming from front of the dryer

  • Customer: John from Overland Park, KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First - I got help diagnosing the problem by typing in "Sqeaky Dryer" into YouTube - they have videos for so much in there, it is always where I start. The repair was simple - open the front door and remove the two screws just inside the door holding the front to the dryer top. Pull the top up and away. Remove two screws holding the front to the rest of the frame, but don't remove it. Just pull it out about 10 inches and let it lean out with either bailing wire or a straightened coat hanger. Unscrew the light bulb, remove the old drum with the slides, then put the drum back right the way it came out. Be sure to replace the slides whether it looks like they need it or not.

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.

Loud squeaking noise while drying

  • Customer: George from Tucson, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Unscrewed 2 screws to take front panel off, tilt and pull to remove. Unscrewed 2 more screws on left and right sides ( inside at top). Unsnapped bearing, inserted bearing guides and snapped new bearing into place. Slid felt into place along bottom drum bearing. Reattached top and front panels. Done. Works perfectly now.

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
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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.

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.
All Instructions for the DBSR463EG1WW
751-765 of 807