Silencing GE dryer buzzer

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Old 10-01-01, 02:43 AM
ralphe
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I have a new GE electric dryer model DPR483EAOWW. The end of cycle buzzer is very loud. How can I quiet or silence the buzzer?
thanks....ralph
 
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Old 10-01-01, 11:48 AM
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Hi,

Either the # is too new...or is incorrect...I tried GE and a couple of part sites...model# keeps comming back as "not found"

I wanted to see what kind of a buzzer it had...since "newer"...may be a small black box in the consol with 2 wires going to it. Since we'll assume there is no adjustable knob on the consol...remove power, remove the consol back panal...locate the buzzer and either cut and tape one of the wires going to the buzzer or pull off one of the wires, if it has push on connectors...should matter not which wire you do....the buzzer will not buzz any more.

If the buzzer doesn't sound like this...get back to us

jeff.
 
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Old 10-02-01, 03:00 AM
ralphe
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Jeff:
The model number on the name plate is definitely DPR483EAOWW. It is brand new (about 2 months old). I think that the confusion may be because it was manufactured in the US while the Canadian plant that usually makes GE Dryers was on strike. I think that the original number was DPXR483 but I am not sure. You might see if that model number works. At any rate it is in the GE Profile series and it's capacity is 6 cubic feet, if that helps. Also, how do you remove the console back panel?
thanks....ralph
 
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Old 10-02-01, 12:13 PM
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Howdy,

That # worked!!

The buzzer is right beside the timer...you can cut and tape the wires or just pull them off and tape the wire ends.

On this model...may be best to remove the power and remove the screws across the top of the consol, the front of the consol will titl forward towards you giving you access to the switches and buzzer.

<img src="http://www.applianceaid.com/animates/geaccess5.gif">

jeff.


P.S. this pic is from the washer sections...but should be the same consol style
 
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Old 03-04-07, 01:40 PM
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Frigidaire dryer - killing that #&@%! BUZZER!

I have a Frigidaire dryer with a similar probelm....The buzzer would alert someone down the street that my load of clothes were done!

All I had to do was remove the panel from the back of the control console, and I found the buzzer, a little black box, right next to the timer switch.

There are two wires on it that both go to easy-to-disconnect leads. Unplug the dryer, disconnect both leades, and the buzzer from hell is gone.

So far so good, no problems from the dryer since i silenced the beasty.
 
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Old 03-12-09, 06:24 PM
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dryer buzzer

I have a GE DBSR453EBOWW dryer, I disconnected the dryer buzzer and the dryer won't run with it disconnected.
The volume on this buzzer is ridiculous.
 
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Old 07-04-14, 09:46 AM
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Hello, this is what I did to soften the buzzer on my GE dryer. First disconnect the power, then open the control panel and look for the buzzer. In my case it is a small black box about 1"x.5"x.5" with two wires (red and black) plugged onto the black box spade terminals and mounted to the frame by one 1/4" screw and a tab that goes into a hole in the frame. All I did was remove the buzzer from the frame and found some gray foam rubber packing material and cut a section 6" long by 3" wide. then I wrapped the foam around the buzzer and used a plastic zip tie to hold the foam in place around the buzzer. I put the foamed buzzer back in the control panel loose, closed the panel back up, and the volume decreased by two thirds and is no longer harsh sounding.
 
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