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DBXR463EG1WW General Electric Dryer - Instructions

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Felt gasket found twisted between drum and frame

  • Customer: James from Stamford NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I yanked on the piece of twisted felt and pulled it from between the drum and the frame. Model number and serial number were gotten from the placard inside the door frame. A schematic was found on line and the part ordered from that picture. The whole thing is held together by four Phillips head screws. Two are upside down in the top of the door frame on either side. A hand held impact driver with a #2 Phillips bit was necessary to dislodge those two screws. The remainder of the job was done with just a #2 Phillips screwdriver. After the two upside down screws are out the top just lifts off. It's held at the back only by location slots. The two remaining screws are under the top on the extreme left and right of the front and face downward. These hold the front door panel onto the frame. Be careful when removing the front panel with the door on it as there are wires near the bottom left corner that must not be ripped out of the door panel. What remained of the old gasket was removed from the grooves in the plastic inner panel upon which the front of the drum rides. The new gasket was put in place in that groove. Reassembly is just the reverse of disassembly. There's no reason to tighten down the two screws holding the top on with the impact driver when putting it back together.

Dryer squeaking/squealing sound

  • Customer: William from Huntington Beach CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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After some research on the internet, I deduced the squeaking sound in our dryer was due to defective drum glides. I ordered a set of four of the white type, knowing only our model requires four glides, but not knowing there are two types for two locations. After disassembling the dryer I realized I needed more parts - two green slides and a new top bearing assembly. The dryer drum had eaten thru glides and into the plastic assembly. That was the reason for the squeaking noise - metal sliding against hard plastic. I ordered the additional parts directly from the manufacturer to ensure I got it right. After all the parts arrived, the repair was easy and took less than 30 minutes. I actually had my 17 year-old daughter do the work to teach her some skills. I just instructed her and stepped in on assembling the top that was just a bit tricky to put back on. Problem fixed.

Dryer would get hot and shut off.

  • Customer: Justin from Genoa IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Turned off gas and unplugged power. Removed gas line and vent tube. Removed the light bulb. Took the door off. Removed two screws from the top, inside part of the door jamb and removed the top, but not the control panel. Removed the front panel. I took a picture of the wiring that leads to the light to ensure proper reconnection. Unhooked the belt from the tension bar and removed the belt, then pulled the drum out. The cycling thermostat is held in place by 2 "wings" and pressure. Removed connections from old and installed on the new. Snapped the new cycling thermostat in place. Then reversed the order to reinstall everything. Drum, belt around drum then tensioner, connected light wiring, installed the front panel, ensuring proper alignment on the felt in the lower bearing. Installed the top and screwed it back on the front panel. Reinstalled door. Reinstalled the light bulb. Using NEW gas line plumbers tape, installed the gas hose. Installed the vent tube. Have done at least 10 loads of laundry with no problems.

Super squeaky drum due to disintegration of green slides and damage to the front drum bearing.

  • Customer: Kristofer from Columbia IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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open dryer door and remove the top screws. remove the top, unscrew the front and remove - be careful of the door wires. unscrew light bulb, unsnap front drum bearing and discard - clean up the huge pile of dust from the old green slides. Next, snap new drum bearing into place and install green and white slides (I reused the old white slides as they were in good shape). Remove rotten felt drum seal and replace. Now put the front back on and screw into place, and then the top and you are done - squeak gone, dryer happy!!

Very noisy

  • Customer: DENNIS from ST.LOUIS MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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The instruction video you supplied was very helpful. I watched them before I ordered the parts that where recomm ended by problem type that also was helpful .I took dryer door off by using a phillps bit on my screw gun and removed both screws that hold top on then removed 2 screws that hold dryer front on also using my srew gun replaced front drum bearing and 2 green slides and 2 white slides this was easy took about 15 min.But the noise was still there after I reassembled the dryer.Then I ordered the rear shaft bearing .This took awhile longer to do but with the help of my wife I was able to finish this in about 1 1/2 hours this was the first time I ever attempted to repair one of my appliance's by my self I must say your web site was GREAT ! I repared my dryer for $100 and it sounds brand new again not a sqeak at all ! For the novice like me out there you can do it just watch the video it is a must to do first off.Thr parts where shipped quickly in less than a week I had the dryer working again and that was after 2 different parts had to be shipped . Your site is GREAT and I will visit again when I need too.

drive belt broken....

  • Customer: JOHN from PROVIDENCE RI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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very easy

After finishing a load of clothes, it wouldn't restart

  • Customer: Wilbert from Kent OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I replaced the start switch but that didn't correct the problem -- which turned out to be that one of the wires on the door switch had fallen off!

Rusty door

  • Customer: David from Newport AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removing the old door was the problem as the old screws were rusty. Then, because we are not very spatially adept, we had trouble putting the door back together with correct hinge alignment. This should have taken about an hour and the part was perfect. The dryer, which we were going to throw away, looks and works perfectly! Parts Select offers great, timely service.

noisey

  • Customer: RAMCHANDAR from BRISTOW VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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TOO EASY to repair. WORKS GREAT>

THE DRYER FRONT DRUM WAS WORN OUT

  • Customer: Brian from Homestead FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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THE DRYER WAS MAKING A GRINDING AND SQUEAKING NOISE, UPON INSPECTION I DISCOVERED THE FRONT DRUM AND SLIDES WERE WORN OUT.I WENT ONLINE TO PARTSELECT AND QUICKLY ORDERED THEM.THE PARTS ARRIVED AT MY FRONT DOOR IN UNDER THE TIME THEY QUOTED ME.I WAS ELATED WITH THEIR SERVICE, AND WASTED NO TIME INSTALLING THE PARTS,BEING THAT MY LAUNDRY WAS PILING UP!THE INSTALLATION TOOK APPROX. 15 MINUTES AND MY DRYER WAS BACK IN SERVICE. THANKS AGAIN PARTSELECT.

dryer was not heating up

  • Customer: Bill from Mansfield MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Had to remove the drum to get at the heater element also had to swop the sensers to the new element

Kept getting black marks on clothing

  • Customer: Stephanie from Highland Village TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged dryer, removed plate on back of control panel. Removed door, top panel and front. Took off worn drum bearing and replaced with new one after inserting new slides. Installed felt seal. Reassembled dryer after thorough cleaning. Very simple, especially after viewing the online video instructions.

Lower Front Felt Drum Seal failed and was flapping inside the dryer drum

  • Customer: monte from clayton NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Your site offered a video tutorial that removed any anxiety about doing the repair correctly. Removed front of dryer, disconnected wire assembly going to the front, replaced seal in seconds, returned dryer to original set up. simple. luckily. very easy to use website.

squeeky noise

  • Customer: Frank from Clinton PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed front panel and top of dryer. Pried of bearing bracket,it came of easier than I expected.Mounted the 2 white and two gray bearing strips onto the bearing bracket and reinstaled onto the front panel. When I ordered the new bearing bracket i asumed the bearing strips would come with it, to my amazement they did not. I called partselect and with the help of the representative ordered the bearings. To my pleasent surprise the parts arived the next day and I was able to complete the repairs.

Annoying sqeaking; clothes becoming stuck on doorframe

  • Customer: Steve from Baton Rouge LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The actual repair took only about 1/2 hour. I spent several hours a previous day discerning how to disassemble the dryer. Once this was solved, it was easy. The trick was that, unlike any dryer that I had seen or anything that I found on the internet, there were 2 screws that held the top to the front that are accessable from the dryer door. The top then swivels upward allowing access to 2 screws that connect the front to the sides. The front bottom can then be lifted from a pair of pegs that hold the bottom of the front in place. Removing the plastic in the front was also a bit difficult as I didn't want to put too much pressure and break it but at some point it simply popped out. Reassembly was simply the reverse.
All Instructions for the DBXR463EG1WW
481-495 of 805