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GE Electric Dryer

Learn How To Fix A Not Heating GE Electric Dryer

If your problem is a not heating GE electric dryer, you will need to check the parts shown in the videos below until you find out the part or parts that are preventing your dryer from working properly.

Most of the times is one part that is preventing the dryer from working properly, but also could be more than one part.

If you want to save time, money and headaches don't do anything with the dryer until you know the parts that you need to check according to the problem with the dryer. 

If you follow what I show you, you will be able to fix the dryer most of the times unless it cost too much to replace the parts and will be best to replace the dryer.

Taking Apart

The first thing that you need to learn to be able to fix not heating GE electric dryer, is how to take it apart and put it back together again properly.

When you know how to dismantle the dryer, every repair becomes easier do. The hardest thing to do when making a repair is dismantling and reassembling the dryer.

So my advice to you is, learn how to dismantle and put the dryer back together properly, before trying to do the repairs.

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Voltages At The Terminal Block

If the dryer is running ok but is not producing heat, the first thing you need to check is the voltages at the terminal block. With a multimeter and the dryer connected to the wall outlet you need to check the voltage between the terminal with the black wires L1 and the terminal with the red wires L2.

The voltage should be close to 240 ac volts. Click on the link below to see how to check the voltages at the terminal block properly.

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Power Cord

Cord burnt or broken wires at the terminal block could prevent the dryer from working properly. There are 2 types of power cords, the 3 prongs on the older dryers and the 4 prongs on the newer dryers. Check the links below to see how to check and replace the power cords.

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Thermal Cutoff Thermostat

This thermostat is used as a safety device to open the circuit if the heat element housing gets hotter that 305 degrees Fahrenheit. This will only happens if there is a restriction on the airflow from the inside to the outside.

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Heating Elements

This is the unit that gets red hot when electricity pass through the coiled wire to produce heat to dry the clothes.

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Cycling Or Operating Thermostat

A bad cycling thermostat could be the reason why your GE Hotpoint electric dryer is not drying the clothes properly or not drying at all.

This thermostat is used to control the temperature inside of the tumbler. It is rated at 155 degrees Fahrenheit plus or minus 20 degrees.

This thermostat could be working ok eclectically, but not opening and closing at the proper temperature. If your dryer is not heating at all, you will need a multimeter to check for continuity in the thermostat. 

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The Timer

The timer contacts open and close hundreds or maybe thousands of times during the life of the dryer. Burnt contacts in the timer could be the cause of a not heating GE electric dryer.

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Motor Centrifugal Switch

The motor could run ok to turn the dryer tumbler around, but if the centrifugal switch doesn't connect the M1 and M2 red wires, the dryer will not heat at all.

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You will need to make sure to watch the videos a few times until you know how to fix a not heating GE electric dryer. Never assume that a part is bad without checking it and make sure it is bad before replacing it.

Another thing that you need to do is to learn how to check, remove and install the parts before starting to buy replacement parts.

Make sure that the company that you buy parts from give you a good return guarantee in case that you may need to return any parts.

WE recommend  Repair Clinic  for their 365 days return guarantee

Also take the purchase slip and the old part and put them in the box of the new part so in case you need to return any parts you will know where the box and the slip are.

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