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DWSR483EG3WW General Electric Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for DWSR483EG3WW parts

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All Instructions for the DWSR483EG3WW
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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:
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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.

Loud squeak like nails on a chalkboard.

  • Customer: Zachary from Newington, CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video was a great help, but when working on my general electric I removed the control panel screws and lifted the panel and the top and made it very easy then trying to get the top off without moving the control panel. Also, on general electric dryers covering the wires was a lint guard but using needle nose pilers going through the guard holes you can pull off and reattach the wires then using fingers. My repair time took longer then what was posted by others, I took time to clean all the lint ducts on the machine before putting it back together. Runs smoother, drys in less time, and the noise is down to a steady quiet hum.

install new knobs

  • Customer: Kimberly I from Rathdrum, ID
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove old clips, push on new knobs.

No problem at all.

  • Customer: Sherrilan from North Charleston, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did as the video instruction showed me. I used the pliers and with one pull the metal piece came off and I just put the new knob on it did not take a minute.It was so easy. I am so happy to know that I can get my parts at a great price and do it myself. I have a service plan through my electric company that I pay a fee monthly and if I need services for any appliances there is an additional $25.00 for services and that does not include the part needed to fix my dryer. I ordered my own part with shipping and handling and it still came out less than $25 with no additional fee. I am very satisfied that I now can order parts and do it myself. Thank you PartSelet.

Dryer was making a squeaking noise.

  • Customer: Karen from Cochranville, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed top of dryer. Unscrewed dryer door. Took off door, leaned it on my feet. I didn't remove wires. Slide off bearing from front of drum. Replaced bearing slides White and Gray on bearing. Put on new bearing. Screwed dryer door back. Replaced dryer top.

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.

Dryer Drum was squeaking very loudly

  • Customer: Scott from Randolph, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched the Video on PartSelect.com Before I did the repair. . ordered the parts that where suggested.. Once the parts arrived to my home I again watched the repair video and proceeded to do the dryer repair with ease! I replaced the Drum Bearing slide, Front Drum Bearing and the Drum Bearing Slide.. It was a very easy repair to do and saved me a lot of money by doing it myself! The Video that showed how to do the repair was very helpful as well. .
All Instructions for the DWSR483EG3WW
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