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Re: ge dryer not venting
You have a bad blower motor. Best to call GE Factory Service to repair as there is probably still some kind of warranty on at least the part and it is easy for us (GE Techs) to replace but not easy if you have never replaced one. 30 minute job for me to do... GE 1-800-432-2737
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when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer?unplug the dryer,remove the bottom panel,take out the lint filter and remove the duct that it slides into.clean the duct out,vac out the inside of dryer,if you have a shop vac you can put it on blow and blow the lint forwards so you don't ha ve to remove the drum.put that back together and remove the vent line from the back of dryer,if it's a long run blow it out with a leaf blower,also make sure the outside vent is clear before you blow out the vent line,if the dryer can't move the air around it will run hot.
when was the last time you cleaned the dryer?try removing the vent line from the back of dryer to see if any air is blowing out,also is the dryer noisy?you could have a bad blower wheel.you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and behind that duct you'll find the blower wheel,also vac out the dryer where the motor is and if the vent line is a long run from the back of dryer to the outside i use a leaf blower to blow it out,make sure the outside vent isn't blocked with anything before you blow the vent line out,send model number if you need help getting the blower wheel part number if that's your problem,you should clean the dryer at least once a year so you don't have a fire,good luck
Can you feel air blowing out the vent on the dryer itself? The reason I ask is if you dont feel any air blowing out your blower fan isnt working and wouldn't matter if vent was clear if you dont have any air movement.
Sometimes blower wheels will get loose in dryers. Sometimes they will get a whole lump of lint in them or you can hear a rattling noise in the dryer, this is the blower wheel, its worn out and it can cause the fuse to blow too,or it can half *** work and take fifty forever's to dry the clothes.Or it could be just that the dryer needs a good blowing out .I use a lawn blower to get all the lint out of the dryer as well as the vent pipe and vent to outside. I take the filter HOUSING out and wash it also. That is, I remove the housing and clean is good! Making sure that the dryer is properly flowing air is a good thing!
sounds like the vent line is clogged with lint clean out the dryer and take the vent line off the back and blow out the line with a leaf blower,check outside and make sure the air is blowing open the flapper
First make sure that the dryer is vented properly, then check the blower wheel. A common problem is for the center of the blower wheel to get rounded out through wear and tear, allowing the blower wheel to spin on the shaft, thus not spinning at the same speed as the motor. I will attach a photo for reference. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.
Clogged lint filter, exhaust vent or outlet would reduce air flow but there would be some heating unless a high limit safety switch has tripped and needs to be reset. There may be aa air flow switch that prevents the element from heating up if no air is flowing. Blower wheel may have broken off at connection to motor shaft.
there is a blower wheel that move the moist heat air out,i think you have a clogg on the dryer vent side or the wall vent side,they need to be cleared or the dryer holds the moist hot air in the dryer and takes forever to dry,let me know how you do--mike