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    • Part Number: AP3186270
    • MFG Part Number: WE14M92
    • Made by: GE
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Please provide me with detailed instructions on how to install this part for model DRSR483ED1WW.

Shellee for Model Number DRSR483ED1WW

ANSWER Hello Shellee. This is not really that hard. First unplug the unit to prevent electrical shock. I do strongly recommend wearing mechanics gloves to prevent getting cut. Then there are two screws located directly above the door. (Open the dryer door and look straight up). This will allow you to raise the top up a bit and it will unhook from the metal clips on either side of the top of the body. When it has released from the clips, the top will unhook from the plastic tabs at the bottom of the control panel. Set this aside and reach in the top of the dryer pointing your screwdriver back toward yourself. One screw on either side releases the front. Tilt the front out toward you and lift. This will separate the front panel from the body. It will still be attached by the wires so just pivot the main front around to gain access to the inside of the front panel. Now at the top, the "bearing assembly" as named by the manufacturer, clips in at the top. A flat blade screwdriver will unsnap it from the top and allow it to pivot down toward you. Lift straight up on it and it will be free from the main front, (unless you have a model with the drum light. In this case you will have to take the light off or be awfully careful to prevent wire or bulb breakage). Now the air duct assembly WE14M92, if I remember correctly has two screws holding it in. The models without the two screws just snap into the main front. The moisture sensor wires will have to be removed, (this is easiest with a pair of needle nosed pliers). Be careful not to get cut! They fit on snugly. Once this is done, reinstall the parts in reverse order. Be sure the seals on the new part contacts the main front properly to prevent lint, heat, and moisture from being recirculated into the cabinet which will cause a long dry time. When you reassemble the main top onto the unit, get the slots in first then pull toward you until the main top hooks in on the top of the unit. This is easiest if you go about it one side at a time. I hope this was useful in the repair of your unit. Let us know if we can further assist you. Have a great day! 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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