Model #DBXR453ET5WW Ge residential dryer

  • Backsplash Assembly
    3 Results
  • Blower & Motor Assembly
    3 Results
  • Front Panel & Door
    3 Results
  • Cabinet
    3 Results
  • Drum
    3 Results

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Question and Answers

Q:

Why does my electric dryer take twice as long to dry?

A:

You dryer actually has 2 heating elements. Most likely one (1) of the two (2) heating elements has burnt out causing it to take twice as long to dry. When using high heat both elements are needed initially until the drum outlet thermostat opens. A visual inspection of both heating elements will normally be required. There is also a possible failure in the temperature switch, thermostats or a burnt/loose wire connection.

In order to gain access to the heating elements the front panel and drum will need to be removed.

NOTE: Disconnect or remove power to the dryer.

To remove the front panel:

  • Open the dryer door and remove the four (4) torx screws along the bottom edge of the top securing the front to the cabinet.
  • Raise the cabinet top.
  • Remove two (2) screws from the inside edge of the front panel.
  • Tilt the top edge of the front panel out and lift off the bottom tabs.
  • Disconnect wiring to the door switch, light and remove the front panel.
To remove the drum:
  • Remove the front panel
  • Remove the drive belt (Reach under the left-hand side of the drum, push the idler pulley down and to the right to release the belt tension and remove the belt off pulley).
  • The drum axle shaft will protrude through a drum bearing and out the center area behind the rear panel.
  • Remove the c-clip if there is one located at the end of the drum shaft otherwise you will not be able to pull the drum out the front.
  • Use the belt to help support the drum as you pull it out.
  • Once the drum is out visually inspect both heating elements for a burnt out spot and a break in the element. Note: The break my not be evident without checking both elements carefully. Check every inch of both inner and outer element coils.

I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer if both elements are intact and not broken/burnt in two.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 08, 2008
Q:

How to access the belt in my GE dryer?

A:

I added the instructions in the image below. There could be 2 or 4 screws to remove above the drum opening. Some models have 2 and some have 4 screws to remove securing the top down. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing the dryer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
August 04, 2009