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DHDSR46EE1WW General Electric Dryer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the DHDSR46EE1WW
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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.

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 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.

Door would not close

  • Customer: Arlie from Ringoes NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed door strike and latch, replaced, works like new.

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.

broken handle

  • Customer: Ray from Hobe Sound FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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new part arrived and had it installed and working in less than 3 minutes.

Horrible squeaking noise during operation

  • Customer: Angelica from Fayetteville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The only tool used was a phillips head screwdriver. I removed two screws to lift the lid and two more screws to free the front panel, slid off the front panel, and had direct access to all 4 slides, replaced, reassembled, and good as new.

Terrible squeaking from the front side of the dryer.

  • Customer: Joe from Kannapolis NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did not know anything about fixing a dryer beforehand but the Parts Select video was extremely helpful. It matched exactly what I needed to do, from showing me which screws I needed to remove to get inside the dryer to replacing the part. I simply removed the front drum bearing, replaced all four slides (gray and white), and snapped it all back in. It took me less than 30 minutes and probably saved me $100 in repair costs.

Dryer squealed when it ran

  • Customer: Mark from Powell OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I watched the video on PartSelect.com on how to change out the Front Drum Bearing and where and how the Drum Bearing Slides were installed and then I got a Phillips Screw Driver and a pair of Needle Nose Pliers. The first thing I did was unplug the dryer. I unscrewed the two screws located at the top corners of the door opening that fastened the top of the dryer and then removed the top and set it aside. While I had the top off I took the opportunity to note the condition of the Drum Belt in case it also needed to be replaced. The drum belt appeared to be in good shape so I removed the two screws that fastened the front of the dryer, pulled the front of the dryer forward letting the drum fall slightly off of the Front Drum Bearing, and then disconnecting the door switch wires making sure I wrote down where each of the three wires attached to the wire harness on the front panel of the dryer went. I pulled the front panel off and the first thing I noticed was that all four of the Drum Bearing Slides were GONE as were the brackets on the Front Drum Bearing that held them. There were a couple piles of grey dust on the front panel which were the remains of a couple of the Drum Bearing Slides. I unscrewed the light bulb and just pulled the Front Drum Bearing off and discarded it. The new Front Drum Bearing snapped easily into place and I installed the Drum Bearing Slides, of which there are TWO types, into their proper brackets. I cleaned out the lint from the exhaust vent on the bottom of the front panel as well as the hardened lint from around the fan on the bottom of the dryer where the exhaust vent on the front panel attached before I plugged the three door switch wires back in their proper locations on the front panel wire harness and, making sure the drum rested on the Front Drum Bearing, reattached the front panel and screwed the fastening screws back into place. Then I reattached the top, which took a few minutes and some colorful metaphors because anyone who has ever done any kind of repair knows that the mechanism you are trying to repair never wants to go back together. After getting the dryer top where it was supposed to go I screwed the fastening screws back into place. Before I plugged the dryer in to test it I took the opportunity to remove and completely clean out the dryer exhaust vent pipe from inside the pipe that comes out of the dryer all the way to where the vent exhausts to the outside. You wouldn't believe how much lint hardens on the insides of the exhaust vent pipe. I reattached everything, plugged in the dryer, and turned it on. The dryer was as quiet as it was when I first bought it.

Front,rear bearings.Also belt.

  • Customer: TIM from NORTH AURORA IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Unscrewed the top lid screws located in door opening.Removed lid.Unscrewed the front cover screws located at top corners of cover, underneath where the top lid was.Pulled out drum,removing belt at same time.Removed the rear bearing unit,installed new one.Really easy.Took front bearing off front cover,it just snaps on.Installed new bearing,with 4 new slides.Reassembled machine,replacing old belt at the same time.Done.It really is that easy.Spent more time cleaning lint out of dryer interior than actual mechanical work,I think.

Loud noise coming from the dryer

  • Customer: Gregory from Wallingford CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched both videos that were listed on my shipping confirmation and just followed the instructions. The videos were 16 minutes total. The repair took 22 minutes. Thanks for the support.

woren out slides and front drum bearing

  • Customer: Dennis R. from McKinney TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Folowed U-Tube video,It doesn't get better than this.

screeching sound

  • Customer: mike from north miami FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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replacing Drum Bearing Slide Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - White

Dryer drum squeaking when running

  • Customer: Larry from Twinsburg OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The instructions from everyone was spot on! Take the 2 screws out that hold the top on. Open the door and the screws are right inside. Lift the top and slide the top to the left to release it from the back control panel. Then on each side, there are 2 screws that hold the front panel on. Take them out and lift the front off of the bottom pins and swing the front out to the left. Keeping in mind the wires on the bottom left side. The Drum Bearing will pop right out. Install the new slides and pop the new one back in. To install the front back on, hold the drum up and set the front back onto the pins on the bottom. Install the 2 screws that hold the front on. Slide the top back onto the guides in the back and install the 2 screws. It takes longer to clean out the lint and open the packages than to install the parts.

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.
All Instructions for the DHDSR46EE1WW
676-690 of 709