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GEF331AS2 Gibson Dryer - Instructions

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Loud squeal when dryer was running.
First I have to say that this was the fourth appliance repair I've done with Partselect parts. I am very pleased with all parts I've gotten from Partselect. The things I've ordered here are delivered quickly and are correct. Now for the dryer repair. I guess the most important tool I had to complete the job was the excellent video demonstration on the Partselect web site. I found that by following the instructions on the video even I had no problems. I spent more time cleaning the inside of the dryer than I did on installing the rear drum bearing. I probably saved us several hundred dollars by making the repair myself. At first I was intimidated but after I got the top off of the dryer and the front off the repair was simple and straightforward. Total time of repair was about fifteen minutes. Total time spent cleaning the lint and other stuff (I did find two dimes and a penny) was about forty five minutes. One hour total and my wife and I have a dryer which is acting like it did when we purchased it in 2001. Thanks to Partselect. Barry
Parts Used:
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • Barry from Hazleton, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Squealing noise when drum would turn.
I highly recommend watching the repair video. I could stop the instructions and do the procedure then resume instructions for the next step. I would recommend you have a second person to help lift the drum up & out of the dryer frame. And ladies please instruct your husbands to watch the video all the way through. Mine lifted the top off the dryer and stuck his hand in and cut his finger immediately on a sharp piece of metal. You know because they don't need to read the instructions.
Parts Used:
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • Martha from Okc, OK
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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It was squeaking very loudly
I watched the video and the instructions were perfect. The only thing I did differently was I had a second person help me to hold the bearing spring and hold the drum knob in place. I also used the rear access panel to disengage and re-engage the belt because I know I am not good at doing things blindly. You will definitely want to pre-thread the knob assembly before you screw it to the drum. Glad the kit included a bearing because the old one was completely gone. It took me so long because I took the opportunity to vacuum 10 plus years of lint and I was using it as a teaching opportunity. If I have to replace the heating element I think it will be much faster.
Parts Used:
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • Paul from Columbus, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Loud squeaking noise when running dryer
It was super easy! I followed the PartSelect video and everything went fine. Getting the drum out of the machine was a bit tricky but once it was out, the rear bearing kit went in without any problems.
Parts Used:
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • Conrad from Schenectady, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Clothes were not drying completely
1. watched PartSelect video 2. adjust for the fact this was a dryer over top a washer. 3. we were able to remove the very top plate of the dryer and not have to remove the drum to get to the Thermal Limiter. 4. i used a drill driver with a square bit to speed up getting out screws. 5. It requires a ladder to be able to work from the top and 6. some pretty good manual dexterity to get the limiter out without removing drum. 7. the replacement seems to have improved the drying function!
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Thermal Limiter - Limit 220
  • Stephen from reston, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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The plastic knob was wore of and couldn't turn to start dryer.
Unplug dryer from outlet.I removed the screws from the back panel behind the controls. The switch has 2 wires that slip on the switch terminals. I slipped them off, gently lifted the catch located on the switch and rotated switch which is just held in place by two slots. It fell off in my hand when slots were aligned. Copied part number, ordered part, replaced on dryer. Works like a charm. Part arrived in 2 days. Thanks.
Parts Used:
Turn - Type Start Switch
  • Larry from Bella Vista, AR
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Really Loud Squeeking Sound
I watched the videos on this excellent website first. Then the repair was a breeze.
Parts Used:
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • Robert from Ringgold, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Beaing was bad - installed new bearing
installed the back bearing with the ball bearing and dropped in the rear drum bearing and tried to install the drum to the rear drum bearing, but we could not find the screw holes to attach the drum, we tried and tried and finally I came up with the idea to take the drum out and screw the drum bearing while we had it ouside and that worked out beautifu lyl and all we had to do was reinstall the drum and all we had to do was lift it up just a little and drop it into the retainer rear retainer' and then all we had to do was install the tension roller which we had a little trouble but we finally figured it out and now it works just fine, it would a lot if there was a diasgram included on how to re-install the tensioner
Parts Used:
Rear Drum Bearing Kit Drum Support Bearing
  • charles from kissimmee, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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broken belt
it was so easy using the video that you emailed me. I want to rebuild my whole drier now .
Parts Used:
Drum Belt
  • Benny from Long lake, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Broken knob and shaft on turn type switchsp dryer could not be started.
My husband died last year and I have learned to use the internet to fix a lot of things. I was so pleased to find your video instructions which gave me the confidence to repair my dryer, myself, for less than $40. Just like instructed I disconnected and pulled out my dryer from the wall. Pried off the top by using a small pry tool near the clips. As my dryer was close to a shelf that would support the raised lid I did not have to disconnect the ground wire on the back. I then pried off the wire connectors from the switch. Unfortunately one of them broke off the end of the wire so I had to replace with a new connector which I purchased from a local hardware store. (strip about a 1/2 of coating off the wire insert in the new connector and attach by squeezing with a pliers) Once that was done I put the switch in place by lining up the notches and twisting into position. I slid on the connectors. Correctly lined up the knob and pushed it in place. Then I reconnected the dryer to the outlet, gave it a turn and it started. Happy dance time! To be completely honest a helpful tip for retrieving a connector that falls down the side of the drum--chewing gum on the end of a 3 ft wooden dowel. Thanks again, you can be sure in the future I will be checking out your company when need arises.
Parts Used:
Turn - Type Start Switch Rotary Knob
  • Gail from Pelican Rapids, MN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Loud screeching metal sound from the back when dryer is running
This video by Steve Ash was spot on . In our case the white rear support bearing had melted and reformed around the shaft, preventing us from being able to pop the drum in the way described in the video. We used pliers to unscrew the screws on the rear clip from the back of the dryer. The rest of it worked exactly as described in the video. Our model was White-Westinghouse DE600ADD1, which is not a model listed on the PartsSelect website. However the part worked very well. The dryer runs really quite now.
Parts Used:
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • Naraen from Kirkland, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
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brown stains on clothes
-remove screws on top of dryer -check for clips on side -remove panel under control panel -remove screws (6) I think, holding control panel -disconnect door switch connector -remove 2 more screws holding front -you may have to lift the tub to allow the vent tube to clear for front removal - - Proceed with felt seal portion of repair - - - -GOOD LUCK You may need help.
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Lower Front Felt Seal with Adhesive Front Upper Felt Seal with Adhesive
  • James from Hiawassee, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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The blower fan was loose on the drive motor shaft and rubbing against the housing
You tube has quite a few videos that walk you right through the entire process. Due to the age of my dryer I replaced the belt and the Rear Drum Bearing kit while I had it apart. There were videos for all of it. Easy fix.
Parts Used:
Drum Belt Rear Drum Bearing Kit Blower Housing with Blower Wheel
  • Darrin from Columbia Falls, MT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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broken belt
The belt arrived in 2 days. I cleaned the inside and it took no time to replace the belt. All I did is removed the front.The video was very helpful.Your magnet is on my refrigerator for future orders. Thanks.....Andy
Parts Used:
Drum Belt
  • andrei from Clifton, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Loud squeeling noise
I had trouble with the little piece on the back side of the dryer not lining up with the bearing housing. I also didn't see how the drum was gonna stay in place but finally realized the front cover lines it up. All in all it was awesome to get the part I needed so quickly and cheap, thanks a lot.
Parts Used:
Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • Brian from Bells, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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