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DLB1550RAL Hotpoint Dryer - Instructions

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DRYER WASNT DRYING ;MOTOR SOMETIMES NOT STARTING

  • Customer: TOM from ATHENS GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
DISASSEMBLED;(MAINLY JUST TAKING SCREWS OUT) BLEW/VACUUMED 50 POUNDS OF LINT FROM CHASSIS/MOTOR AREA ; REPLACED THERMOSTAT, AND WHILE I HAD IT APART REPLACED BELT AND BEARING. RUNS/DRIES LIKE NEW

Dryer was very noisy. After I replaced the belt I noticed the bearing assembly was shot.

  • Customer: Daniel from Kannapolis NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Watched a video online on how to replace the belt, it pretty much told me what to look for to get the drum out. Followed the instructions sent with the bearing kit and removed the old bearing assembly. Ran the screws supplied with the kit into the bearing assembly before I installed it. This was a tip I got off PartsSelect website. Running the screws in first is a must! Had my wife hold the assembly in place while I ran the screws in. That part of the job is the only time you need an extra set of hands. Put the dryer back together and it works like a quiet champ now.

rear dryer bearing assembly not threaded

  • Customer: Frank from Glendive MT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
The rear bearing plate had no threads where the screws go to hold it to the back of the dryer drum. I have never bought anything else that needed threads cut in it to be used as a replacement part.

The lint filter was ripped in multiple locations

  • Customer: Dawn from Madison NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I just replaced the old filter with the new filter and I wonder why I didn't order a replacement filter sooner.

Squeaky Dryer

  • Customer: Tanya from West Fargo ND
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
My husband and I had taken apart this dryer before, so the second time was a lot easier. The first time we took it apart it took 2-3 frustrating hours. So, if it's your first time, plan for longer.

1. Before we started anything we unplugged the dryer and disconnected the vent.
2. We removed the top and loosened the contol panel on top.
3. We removed the front. Be careful of the wires. You can label them, or just remember where they go.
4. Lay the dryer down on it's back. This make's it easier to remove the drum.
5. Remove the drum, but gently slide the belt off first. Don't stretch the belt removing it.
6. Once the drum was removed, we removed the screws from the inside of the drum.
7. We didn't need to use the entire kit, just the part that sits in the center and spins...kinda looks like a top. (Yes, that's my technical description)
8. We screwed in the new "top" and put the dryer back together.

Really the only part I had to help with (this time)was putting the drum back in to make sure it sat where it was supposed to. It made a big difference that it was laying on it's back...we didn't do that the first time, which was part of our frustration.

Putting the belt back on is a little tricky too. We had instructions still for our dryer to refer to put it back on. If you don't have yours, just google or bing for the instructions. There's website's out there with great pictures.

Broken drive belt

  • Customer: JOSEPH from BERGENFIELD NJ
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged machine and turned off the gas. Removed top panel,4 screws along inside top edge of door opening. Used a wooden shim to pry the drum away from the surrounding "lip with felt padding. Slipped belt through.the trick is getting the belto around the entire drum. First I got it over the top of the drum, and fed it around the bottom by turning the drum and pushing the belt through the opening made by the shim between the bottom of drum and the lip with felt. It was kind of like feeding a bicycle chain onto a sprocket as you turn the wheel..
Removed back panel and vent hose, removed old belt laying on floor of machine, fed the belt onto the motor pulley and the tension pulley. Tension pulley presses on top side of belt. Belt should be in same position on drum as old belt, you can see a friction mark all around the drum from the old belt.
Replaced panels and vent hose. Put felt padding back into place wherever it slipped out. Very important because if you don't it scrapes the drum when turned on and makes a loud sound.
Dryer works perfectly again.

lint filter broke it was over 10 yrs old

  • Customer: Judith from Port Saint Lucie FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
place inside of dryer

Broken drive belt

  • Customer: MALCOLM from SUMMERVILLE SC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the top, front and lower rear section of the dryer. This being my first experience replacing a dryer belt I naturally missed the tensioner pulley first try, then installed the belt on the wrong side of the pulley and found I didn't have enough tension. After some thought and a long hard look I realized my mistake and the third time was the charm. Next time I need to replace a dryer belt it should be a snap and go a lot faster.

Drum bearing worn out

  • Customer: Ronald from Aurora NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Used online instructions. Worked well.

Rotary switch broke off @ knob

  • Customer: James from Riviera Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Drilled a small hole into the broken stem located inside the knob and drove a screw into the hole and pulled the broken piece out with pliers. Did not disconnect the gas line to dryer so I did the replacement with a mirror. Unpluged the dryer! Removed the back cover screws (5) using a 1/4" nutdriver lefty loosy. removed cover. Removed screw (1) from switch using 1/4" nutdriver. Removed switch. Removed wires from switch using pliers. Placed wires on new switch. Installed new switch. Replaced switch screw. Pluged dryer in. Tested. Unpluged dryer. Replaced back cover. Replaced screws (5) Pluged dryer in. Tested. Rested.

Just watch the you tube video. It's great! I love partselect.com!!!

  • Customer: rob from corbin KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I love the Partsselect.com youtube videos. The man in those videos rocks!!! I did the repair of my rear drum bearing kit exactly as he showed me in his video and it was perfect. I have spread the word on facebook and around work about Partselect.com and friends and coworkers are already checking it out. Hey, everyone loves a good thing. I suggest that you do not be afraid, you CAN do it. Tear that baby apart and save yourself some money.

The wire mesh on the lint filter separated from the frame and lint was getting inside the dryer.

  • Customer: Jill from Little Chute WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Took the old filter out and inserted the new filter which was a near perfect fit on a 36 year old dryed that is still kicking! Delivery of the part was less than 24 hours after ordering over the phone. Thanks1

Noise when dryer spins

  • Customer: Kevin from Glenwood IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
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25 year old GE dryer started making strange scraping noises when running. This even when there were  no items in the appliance. Turning off the gas, and unplugging the power I disassembled the unit to find the nylon drum bushings worn down. Especially the felt like material under them that I think dissipates friction heat. A quick order to GD for the parts, 2 days later I had the part installed, and noise was gone.  

Kevin J. Reynolds.

dryer not running

  • Customer: Robert from Tranquility NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
drive belt gone, replaced belt and bearing

No problems

  • Customer: Leona from Milford CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I called customer Servioce and they helped me with the corrfect part number
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