Learn How To Fix A Not Starting GE Hotpoint Electric Dryer
In this not starting GE electric dryer page you will find the videos that will show you the parts that you will need to check when your GE electric dryer is not starting. Make sure that you watch the videos a few times until you know how to check & replace the parts.
Taking the dryer apart
One of the first things that you need to learn, is how to dismantle the dryer and how to put it back together again properly. Try to learn how to do this first and everything else will be much easier to do.
Voltages at the terminal block
The first thing that you need to check when your GE electric dryer is not starting, is the voltages at the terminal block coming from the wall outlet. This is the only test that you need to do with the dryer connected to the wall outlet. Follow the instructions in the video below to do it in a safe way.
The thermo hi limit right
The thermo hi limit thermostat is a safety device use to open the circuit to the motor so the motor can't run if the dryer overheat.
The start switch
This switch is used to start the dryer motor running after you set the timer on the cycle that you need to use. If this switch don't work the dryer will not start to run.
The door switch
The door switch is a safety device use to open the motor circuit and stopping the motor if the door on the dryer is open. Sometimes the contacts inside of the door switch get welded together and the dryer could run with the door open and other times the contacts burn out and the dryer will not start.
The motor could be the cause of your not starting GE electric dryer when you need to use the dryer.
Replacing the motor
If you determine that your dryer motor is the reason why your GE dryer is not starting. The next this you need to learn how to do is how to replace the motor.
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