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Not heating also exhaust fan on dryer is not woeking screen show a problem has been detected with the model selection connection

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  • chuhunghuang Oct 13, 2008

    We removed the front and rear panels and it appears that the blower fan is not working properly in addition to the following error message...



    "A problem has been detected with the model selection connection. Please call GE Service at 1 (800) GE CARES"



    I suspect that there is no heat because a sensor or control module detects that there is no movement or very little movement from the blower fan for safety.



    Thanks for trying but I think we will need to call a GE technician.

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Hello chuhunghuang
Welcome

You said, your not heating also exhaust fan on dryer is not working screen show a problem has been detected with the model selection connection

Sometimes this can happen when the vent line is clogged.


1. Check if the lint filter is full and needs to be cleaned.
Try this first.
2. Then check if the outside screen covering the exhaust vent if this is even half blocked
with lint there will be no heat! This screen is to keep small animals out!
Try checking this and if it is clogged or the spring loaded door is stuck closed.
Try to clean the lint out of the corners of the flap door,
and or remove the screen permanently!
NO ANIMALS LIKE TO GET BURNT,IT'S HOT IN THAT TUBE! They sense this and stay clear.
It is 2 years that mine is off and all is fine.
Let me know how it goes!
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Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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