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Mom's DBSR463EG6WW dryer (only 13 monthes old) is buzzing and won't run. My uncle who is a retired electrician went over to mom's house today, listened to the buzz and reached his hand inside the door and turned the drum. He then told mom he thought the motor was bad. I may be wrong but that don't seem like it would be a bad motor. I too am an electrician but I have no experience repairing a dryer. I was hopeing it would be the start capacitor but in researching the parts list for this model I can't see where this dryer has even got a capacitor. Anyway I'm going over Fri. to take a look at it and I plan on fixing it. I need your advice and assistance in this situation as far as where to start and what to look for. THANKS Ken

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  • bamasaint3 Dec 30, 2010

    Thanks, Yes a burned up motor would be hard to accept. I bought a GE dryer in 2004 and haven't had a minutes problem out of it. Also it looks like changing out a motor is a major operation for a novice. Plus doesn't a new motor cost between 200-250 bucks? Wonder if you can buy a rebuilt motor? If it is the motor and I decide to try to replace it what is the process of getting expert assistance and the cost? THANKS bamasaint



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Hello, Welcome to FixYa. Though it would be hard to accept, it is quite possibly a motor...not that unusual for GE sadly. However I'd still go and have a look as you planned, look specifically for a garment or some foriegn object jamming the blower, also in some cases a heavy load off center can physically "twist" the motor in its bracket hence placing too much drag on the motor bearing to it a twist in the opposite way might correct it. Let me know what you find or if you require further assistance I'll help in whatever manner I can. Regards, Macmarkus :)

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    Mark MacDonald Dec 30, 2010

    I can certainly guide you in replacing it if need be, but lets cross that bridge whem and IF necessary. It really isn't that difficult with GE...but yes they are around $200. :(

    If possible touch base with me when you are on site with the dryer or email me at


    Macmarkus :)



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