How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Bryan Your Own Question
Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 12156
Experience:  15 yrs. experience as a certified appliance technician.
Type Your Appliance Question Here...
Bryan is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My GE Dryer Model# DBSR453EBOWW just stopped doing anything

Resolved Question:

My GE Dryer Model# XXXXX just stopped doing anything after my wife stopped it by opening the door and then tried to restart it. We have tried starting it in different modes and I reset the panel breaker but this did not work. What can I do to troubleshoot theproblem? I can probably fix it myself it if someone can help me diagnose the problem.

Thanks, XXXXX
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.

Hi,Welcome to Just Answer, My name isXXXXX will be helping you with your appliance issue today.


Can you reach inside and spin the drum by hand? Does it spin really easy like the belt may be broken? These have a belt switch in them and if the belt breaks the dryer will not start.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I spun the drum and it feels like the belt is still in place. I spun it two rotations and it required the same amount of force all the way around (about 10 to 20 lbs of force).
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
Okay most likely the belt is still intact then. You need to replace the high limit thermostat,

Attachments are only available to registered users.

Register Here
it's also called the safety the the is number 507 on this diagram,

Attachments are only available to registered users.

Register Here
it's located on the side of the heater can behind the drum, you can order this@ thanks and well wishes, Bryan
Bryan and other Appliance Specialists are ready to help you