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DBSR453EB2WW General Electric Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for DBSR453EB2WW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the DBSR453EB2WW
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Loud screeching noise

  • Customer: Vicki from Export, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed top & front by unfastening 4 screws and disconnecting 2 wires. The new slides slip right into slots and the new felt just tucks in with a flat screwdriver tip. Unfortunately, putting the top & front back on required loosening the control panel. That required a hex driver. All & all this old lady just needed a second set of hands to line things up for reassemble!

Broken door handle

  • Customer: Harold from Paoli, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Snapped it in place.

loud squeak coming from dryer

  • Customer: charles from haledon, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove front and top cannover's from dryer.remove plastic inside bearing housing and plastic bearing slides replace worn out bearing slides with new ones. needed 4 bearings direction suggested only two....

Dishwasher would not switch on whenon/off lever was pulled accross

  • Customer: John from Naples, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Switch off the circuit breaker supplying power to the dishwasher.

Remove the 6 screws that hold the plastic face of the inside of the dishwasher door, and lift out the inside liner. This may be a good time to wash it down, as it is probably a little messy. It may also be a good idea to put something a little heavy onto the door to keep it laying in the open position as the springs will keep lifting it back up.

Remove the screw holding the spring device down over the interlock switches and the thin plastic cover and put aside ready for re-installing again later. The spring may have flattened a bit and it may be a good idea to bend the end open, just a little, to give it back some tension. This is the spring that activates the interlock switches when you latch the door.

Unclip the faulty Interlock Switch by pushing (with your fingers) the little plastic clip holding it in and lifting it out of its cradle. If the switch to be replaced is the one furthest from the machine (or nearest the top of the door) you will have to take the bottom one out first so that the clip can be released.

Using small pliers pull the electric connectors off the faulty switch and reconnect to the new switch in the same way that the faulty one was wired.

Snap the switch (or switches) back into place in the cradle.

Replace the spring activator along with the plastic sheeting and screw that back in.

Put the inside of the now clean door back down into place, making sure the on/off lever is inserted through the slot in the front of the door, and that the piece of Styrofoam is inserted back into position.

Screw the screws back in, starting with the one at the top center nearest the on/off lever and then work your way down the sides from top to bottom.

Switch the circuit breaker back on and give it a whirl. Enjoy!

Loud Sqeaking noise

  • Customer: Michell from Bellefontaine, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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the replacement part was easy to replace but remembering how the belt went back on took alittle more time..

Drum guides worn out. (Front Load)

  • Customer: susan from Clinton, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My repair went smooth and simple. The professional couldn't seem to get all of the parts in 2 visits and wanted to make a third. I gave up and got the $40.00 worth of parts from you. The professional's estimate was getting closer to $300 after a week and a half anhd not fixed. It took me 3 days to get your parts and 30 minutes to repair myself. (4 guides, front felt, drum seal) Thanks!

Dryer squealing/squeeking when operating

  • Customer: peter from West Babylon, NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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First I consulted the video on this website to see how to do the job. Really nothing too complicated. Believe it or not, the toughest part of the job was dealing with the confined space and the heat of the boiler room. We have our hot water heater in there also, so it's always hot in there. The actual repair is easy. Remove the top and front. Four screws total. Take the front and swing it to the side. The one thing I did which made it a lot easier to remove the drum was to take the lower sheet metal screws out of the lower support to sides. This enables you to swing the sides out of the way to take the drum out with ease. It also makes it easier to put the belt back on the pulley and motor. Something not mentioned in the video. The rest was straight forward. Be careful when replacing the front. I inadvertently knocked off one of the wires for the door switch and had to take it apart again. Double check those slide on connectors before reassembly. Dryer works like a charm and is as quiet as a mouse (a dead mouse!) Thanks for your parts and video help.

stripped knob

  • Customer: ricky from vero beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I saw the video and it was just as it was shown!! although there was one gliche....I didn't need pliers!!!It came soooo fast thx PartSelect!!

dryer drum was bouncing around as clothes moved around inside

  • Customer: kenneth from gaffney, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed 2 screws that secure top to front of dryer, then removed 2 screws that secure front to sides, tilted fornt back to clear drum, lift front panel up off of bracket at bottom of dryer, removed old felt seal amd slides taking note of how the were positioned. replaced them with new parts. set front panel back on brackets, lifted drum and moved panel forward positioning it in bottom of bracket on top of seal moved panel forward until bearing were inside ring on drum. put screws back in securing front to sides panels, moved top back into position, put screws back in that secure front to top. started back drying clothes.

lightning hit !!!

  • Customer: louis from winter garden, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I live in florida and my house got hit with lightning. No one was injured but once the fire department left and I started to assess the damages, I noticed things like my hot water tank, dryer, thermostat for ac, dimmer light switches, a tv, dvd player, paper shredder and so on all died on me. I started my research on how to procede. As far as my dryer was concerned, I figured "it was aready broke" and I couldn't make it any worse. So I said to my wife that I was going to try to fix it my self. I opened things up with the help of youtube did some circuit testing and made a parts list. I surfed the internet for parts and came across partselect.com and their website was well designed and prices where cheaper than everyone else I saw. I ordered the parts and put a rush on it. Got the parts. Put things back together. Crossed my fingers. Hit the power back on. Voila! It's been about a week and half now and all is doing great. I normally do not do these kind of follow up emails, but I thought it was the least I could do for partselect.com for helping me out. I believe it only cost me 38 dollars to do the fix.

Dryer would run for 4 minutes and shut off. keep turning it on

  • Customer: Jim from Summerdale, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Faulty Door switch. Dryer would heat up so I knew it wasn't thermostat or element related.

the knob turned but the dryer didn't work

  • Customer: DALE from VANCOUVER, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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replaced the knob, and the dryer worked.

timer knob on dryer had striped

  • Customer: Angela from Hewitt, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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At first i tried to repair the old knob before ordering one with tape and glue.kind of a mans thing you know and needless to say that didn't work so for a little while the man thing was we would adjust a crescent wrench to fit the shape of the shaft to set our time on the dryer. i looked all over our home depot stores and lowes here in town and no one carried the part. my wife Angela decided to look on line and see if anyone carried a part like this. thanks to you guys we were able to order the part and it came in and while i was at work my wife called me and said the dryer is fixed. she just fit the new knob on the shaft and it works like new. thank you part select you made my wife happy.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.
All Instructions for the DBSR453EB2WW
361-375 of 656