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DLB3400SBLWH Hotpoint Dryer - Instructions

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ROTART START SWITCH STEM ON SWITCH BROKE

  • Customer: Darline from Inkster MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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REPAIRED IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES. UNPLUGED DRYER. TOOK BACK OFF TO GET TO ROTARY START SWITCH UNSCREWED THE TWO WIRES. THEN TOOK THEM OFF WATCHING WHERE TO PUT THEM BACK. PUT ON THE NEW ROTARY START SWITCH. PUT THE WIRES BACK THEN SCREWED EVERY THING BACK INTO PLACE. AND PUT DRYER MECHANISM BACK IN PLACE PUT SCREWS BACK AND PLUGED IN DRYER CHECKED TO MAKE SURE IT WORKED. WOW IT CAME ON AND I WAS SO HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO DRY MY CLOTHES. THANK YOU SO MUCH. IM ONE HAPPY LADY. NO MORE HANGING MY CLOTHE'S TO DRY. HAPPY IN MICHIGAN.

Handle on dryer door broke off

  • Customer: Darlene from Belhaven NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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All we had to do was snap it back into place on the door

PLASTIC EAR BROKE OFF OLD HANDLE.

  • Customer: Anne from North Chesterfield VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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ORDERED NEW PART, PART CAME IN, SNAPPED IN TO PLACE. TOOK LESS THAN 5 MINUTES, THE HARDEST PART WAS GETTING THE PART OUT OF THE PACKAGE.

Squeaking from drum rubbing on the plastic top support

  • Customer: Michael from Peachtree Corners GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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First ordered the "bearing" strips (before I opened the front of the dryer and saw that the plastic housing the strips mount on, was already being reduced to the thickness of paper, as the drum was rubbing on it - bearing strips were long gone, (I should have addressed problem as first sound of squeaking). Went back on line, and ordered the upper support housing (approx $40). It arrived next day - although I didn't request that delivery charge / method. Put the previously ordered bearing strips on it, and Installed it relatively easily (after vacuuming the entire interior of the dryer). Nice and quiet now. Found receipt and owner's manual. It's 20 years old. Would rather fix it, than replace and have in landfill. It seems like it has a few more years in it. P. S. helped to watch a YouTube video on taking off the front piece of the dryer.

No heat

  • Customer: Mavadene from Keosauqua IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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This is kind of embarrassing but ... Originally checked this site for what to get for the symptom and said 61% of time was high limit thermostat which was fairly cheap (14.95) but assumed with my luck, it would be the more expensive part the heating element coil with housing, so ordered that. (It was second on the list) Received it in no time, like less then 48 hrs. Was told when a friend stopped by that I shouldnt of ordered that, it was probably a thermostat as that is what they had to replace on theirs. So I said ok, I could always send the first thing back, so ordered the thermostat. It came quickly again. Took it out of the package and laid it down to change clothes to take the dryer apart and could not find where I laid it. Spent all evening looking and never did find it! So I ordered another one. (Figured by this time PartSelect was thinking this woman is crazy but good for business) Again it came quickly. Got it on fine but when I got to check the old one with the ohm meter (which I borrowed), nothing wrong with it. Nor with any of the other 4 thermostats. Finally took the drum off ( thanks to Youtube video for instructions) and obviously it was the initial part that I had ordered that needed replaced. Was a bit awkward to remove all the screws to get to it but not bad. Plugged everything back in and got the machine back together and works wonderfully! Lessons learned: 1st check the elements with an ohm meter (I will definitely be investing in one) 2nd do not open package until ready to use it especially after a bad day at work and 3rd go with initial gut instinct! I was very pleased with Part Select service!

Door switch failed

  • Customer: William from Medford NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Make sure your power is off, When loosened the top and tilted back, the first thing I saw was the door switch, I guess I was just lucky I disconnected the two wires and checked it and it was bad. Got my new one from you and installed it. It has a ground terminal, which my model switch only had the two terminals. It working fine.I took the bad switch apart and the one leg on the copper U shaped contact had broken off. The Belt I have as a spare.

broken door handle

  • Customer: Paul from Mattydale NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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removed the old broken handle, and snapped the new one in place, total time; 10 seconds.

handle on dryer broke off

  • Customer: Diane from Torrington CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Snapped on the new on the new one. all done

Squeaking noise from rear of dryer

  • Customer: Miles from Clarksville OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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PartSelect already has a good video explaining how to replace the bearing. The only thing that I would have liked information on is whether or not to add grease. It did not appear, on any of the PartSelect videos, that any grease was added. I read where some people recommended lithium or other types of high temperature grease. I knew better than to use automotive/petroleum based grease. I elected to use a small amount of lithium grease. Addressing whether or not to use grease would be a nice addition to your video.

Old filter was broken

  • Customer: Virgina from Toms River NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed old filter and put in new filter...no problem at all.
All Instructions for the DLB3400SBLWH
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