20 Most Recent GE DBL333EA Electric Dryer Questions & Answers


My dryer leaves burn marks on the clothes. What

Hi. Thanks for using fixya. I can help you. When clothes get marked or torn in your dryer, check these: Rollers Your dryer may use rollers, or wheels, to support the rear of the clothes drum. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rollers wear out, you need to replace the whole set. Rear seal Your dryer may have a felt-like seal at the rear of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, clothes can get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rear seal wears out, you need to replace it. Front glides Your dryer probably uses nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the glides wear out, you need to replace them as a set. Front seal Many dryers have a felt-like seal at the front of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, the clothes in the dryer may get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the seal wears out, you need to replace it. small_8_13.jpg
1/19/2019 7:31:05 AM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Jan 19, 2019

My dryer puts burn marks on clothes. The top of

The first thing to check if the vent. If the vent is clogged then the dryer will get too hot. http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/clothes-dryer-repair.html
7/15/2015 4:18:14 PM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Jul 15, 2015

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Ge Dryer making loud rumbling noise

drum bearings are going up
4/2/2012 2:29:21 PM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Apr 02, 2012

Dryer won't spin, but heats up - belt is okay

the motor may have seized up, or the drum bearings are shot.
10/26/2011 2:16:24 AM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Oct 26, 2011

I have a G.E. dryer

Hi wendy8480...

Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.

Note: This method works with most front loading machines.

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer if you have to.
Note: Some tops hinge and tilt backwards so they do not have to be removed and the electrical console with stay with the lid.
Also remove the lint filter and the screws holding the lint filter housing in place.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer by removing two screws located on either side of the top of the dryer housing and unplug the door switch.
This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.Now is a good time to replace the front felt seal on the drum if it needs to be replaced. Be sure to use a good grade of weatherproof cement on the seal to glue it to the drum, sometimes the glue is furnished with the seal.
Now is also a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots they will make a thumping type of noise or if there is too much wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil, or a light lubricant like Vaseline.
Reassemble the dryer.
Plug back into your electrical receptical.
This should solve your noise problem.
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8/19/2011 12:38:22 AM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Aug 19, 2011

Dryer making a knocking noise

The drum insde that rotates, is usually held in place by three or four big springs or rubber shock absorbers so that it can move a little but not too much, and if they have come loose or got old, the drum will have more freedom to move about, especially if all the clothes are at one point in the drum. Sometimes there is an adjuster device which consists of two nuts on a threaded bar that can be unlocked from each other, move along a bit then tightened together again. other types of adjuster exist but are usually more difficult to adjust, and some don't have and adjustment. If the maximum adjustment has been reached or there is no adjustment, you will probably need to change the springs/shock absorbers. please do not proceed to open the unit unless it is outside its guarantee period as doing so whilst still under guarantee may void that guarantee. If it is still under guarantee, phone the seller and describe the situation to them, they have almost certainly had this situation before and should repair or replace it. If you have been washing trainers in it, don't mention that to them ;o)

You can click on the link below to find a detailed breakdown down diagram of your dryer. there are actually 5 models that come under the DBL333EA family.... so choose your model from the list given and if you need to replace any part... you can always get it from the same website....


6/21/2011 4:21:15 AM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Jun 21, 2011

The Dryer is not heating...when I pulled the top

The green wire is a ground wire. More than likely your heating element is bad. You can get a new one from Sears online.
5/15/2011 12:01:29 AM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on May 15, 2011

What are the maximum number

Codes typically require that the dryer duct be no more than 25 feet long. It should be 2.5 feet shorter than 25 feet for every 45-degree bend and 5 feet shorter for every 90-degree bend. If the duct is more than 25 feet in length, the system requires a booster fan or a high-output dryer. Ducts should be smooth metal with a minimum diameter of 4". Flexible ducts shouldn't be used, since they collect more lint and can easily be crushed, impeding airflow and potentially starting lint fires. The ducts shouldn't have screws or connectors, which could collect lint, blocking the flow of combustion gases. Backdrafting can occur if the ducts are blocked, sending harmful carbon monoxide back into the home.
4/4/2011 3:38:55 PM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Apr 04, 2011

The dryer runs and runs

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. I am using this model number: DBL333EAOWW
There are 2 things that cause the timer not to advance. Either the cycle thermostat or the timer motor.
The cycle thermostat is item 1315 on this drawing:
but is not listed in the detailed items.
This is a close up view and source for the thermostat.

The timer is item 100 of this link:
or here:

The cycle thermostat is located on the front of the blower housing and can be tested with a stick match and a meter. You remove the thermostat.. Heat the metal face with a match until it clicks and quickly test for continuity. It should only have continuity when it is hot.

There can be a wiring problem also on the thermostat terminals but you would note that during removal of the thermostat.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
3/30/2011 9:35:13 PM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Mar 30, 2011

Have a dbl333ea0ww spins slow or not at all makes

Sounds like your rear bearing is completely worn out and has gound a slot in the bearing bracket which makes a gap between the drum and the rear panel at the bottom
3/26/2011 5:35:36 PM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Mar 26, 2011

Dryer does not heat clothes during drying cycle


If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


1/15/2011 4:27:48 AM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Jan 15, 2011

My GE Electric dryer makes terrible noise, like

Sounds like the blower wheel has broken off from the motor shaft. You will need a new blower wheel.
9/26/2010 4:07:59 AM • GE DBL333EA... • Answered on Sep 26, 2010
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