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Bad heat in two year old GE DBXR463ED2WW electric dyer. Not as hot as used to be, takes longer to dry!

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If you're experiencing a dryer that requires a longer time to dry, you may want to view this link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

Pay particular attention to the first major paragraph. I know the link is for a no heat problem, however, if you have a dryer that is starved for air, the heating circuits will eventually fail. In most cases, a no heat, or longer dry time problem is directly associated to clogged ventilation, kinked dryer vent hoses, improperly installed vent ducting, a clogged blower fan assembly, or rodents. Yes...the last one isn't always fun, but I have found bird nests, mice nests and even snakes inside dryer vents, clogging the air flow. The symptims were all the same - a dryer that would not dry properly. Before you assume you have a component going bad, take a good look at the way your dyrer is installed and inspect it thoroughly for what might be a good cleaning. The outsiode dryer vent should be at least 12 inches off the ground and a louver is recommended to cover the end to prevent critters from getting inside. In addtion, the SHORTER nd STRAIGHTER the dryer exhaust vent is, the better. If you have an exhaust vent with excessive bends, or excessive run length, this can contribute to poor heating of the dryer. Especially exhaust vents that run thorugh an attic or under a crawl space. They typcially develop sags, which create choke points where lint can accumulate to the point where it clogs. I do not know what your situation may be, but provide this as some helpful guidance just in case. I hope you find this information helpful. If you inspect your dyer and still have problems, please post back and let me know.

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I have a 4 year old GE dryer, model DBXR463ED2WW, that just stopped. When I turn the start button all it does now is buzz. I have checked the circuit breakers and the door closure / connection.


We always begin with basics:

When you checked the power supply, did you try unplugging the dryer, waiting a few minutes and plugging it back in? Be sure that you are standing in a dry area when you do this and that your hands are dry. This is called a hard reset and may reset the dryers operating system.

Have you cleaned the lint filter?

Have you recently noticed any evidence that your dryer might be getting too hot, such as melted or scorched streaks on clothing?

Has the dryer smelled too hot?
Have you noticed that clothing coming from your washer seems to wet? As if it the spin fuction might not be working properly. Items that are too wet can cause the dryer to become too hot, and stop working completely.

If none of this seems to be a problem, and you have checked the power supply, then it could be the belt that turns the drum, particularly since the dryer does make some noise. Has there been any odor of hot rubber?

If this is the case, I would call a local business who repairs appliances, since yours would no longer be under warranty (Unless you have a service agreement). I would explain the problem and all that we have done so far, and request an estimate for a service call and have it repaired if possible. The lifetime of a dryer should go well beyond 4 years.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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I have A ge DBXR463ED2WW .it takes about 80 minutes to dry A load.dryer seems to only have A fourth to half heat.


This could be the clothes are coming out of the washer wetter than normal, or poor air flow. 80 min in a little long but a lot depends on the wetness and amount of clothes. If the vent system is clear then I would try smaller loads and checking the washer.
Eric

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The dryer takes three hours to dry a large load. It is almost one year old and it seems to take longer than it used to and the clothes don't actually get that hot anymore


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