If the problem with your Performa electric dryer is that is not heating in any of the cycles that you are trying it on. You will need to check the following parts until you find out which parts is the one that needs to be replaced to get the dryer working properly again.
I am going to give you a small explanation below of the parts that you need to check but watching the videos is how you are going to learn how the repairs are done.
How to take the dryer apart: The most important thing you need to learn is how to take the dryer apart and how to put it back together again properly. Once you know that, everything else becomes very easy to do.
Voltages at terminal block: If your dryer is not heating, the first thing you need to check is the voltages at the terminal block. You will need to use a multimeter to check the voltages coming from the wall outlet at the terminal block behind the dryer. This is a live test with electricity and it could be very dangerous if you don't follow the instructions the way that I show you in the video.
If you are not going to follow the safety instructions, please don't even try it. I don't want you to get hurt.
The power cords: There are 2 different power cords use on this dryer at the moment. A 3 prongs cord outlets used on the older homes and the 4 prongs power cord use on the newer homes. The cord that your dryer is going to use depends on the type of outlet in the house. The videos below will show you how to replace a 3 prongs cord with a 4 prongs cord and how to replace a 4 prongs cord with a 3 prongs cord.
The motor: The motor is the work horse of the dryer. It is use to turn the tumbler and to complete the heating element circuit. A bad motor could be the cause of a not starting Ge electric dryer.
The timer: The timer is the brains of the dryer. All the contacts inside of the timer are use to direct electricity to all the different electrical parts inside of the dryer. With time and amount of usage of the dryer, the contact inside of the timer wear out or burn causing the timer not to work they way that is design for and could be the cause why the dryer is not heating.
The temperature switch: This switch is used to select the temperature that you want to use to dry the clothes. A bad switch could be the cause of the dryer not heating.
The thermostats: The thermostats are use to control the amount of heat inside of the drum to dry the clothes. They are connected in series with the heating elements circuit. If a thermostat is open when it supposed to be closed, the dryer will not produce heat.
The motor centrifugal switch: This is a switch that completes the circuit to the heating element only when the motor is running. If this switch doesn't close when the motor is running, the dryer will not heat at all.
Any one of the mentioned parts could be the cause why your Performa electric dryer is not heating.
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