Question about Dryers
Either one of 2 ways to get to the thermostat on a GE dryer.....
depending on your model, you will have an access point on the back of the dryer to get to the heating element which has attached to it, the thermostat.
If there isn't an access point on the rear of the unit, open the front door of the dryer and remove the 2 screws in the top of the door opening. Using a small prybar, slightly apply pressure prying up the lid. On the inside of the face of the dryer in the corners will be 2 more screws, remove those and pull the face of the dryer outwards to you to about a 45 degree angle. From there, you will be able to lift off the face. Be cautious to unplug the wires for the door switch before pulling the face all the way out. There isn't much to a 10 yr old dryer, just take your time, study the parts and put it back just as you took it apart. For the replacement thermostat or heating element look at
Good luck and let me know if there is any more trouble I can help with.
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
Does the Ignitor heat up? If not, the timer might not be telling the gas system to start.
If the ignitor is heating up, and there is no gas, it may be a wiring problem or a gas valve problem. Need more information to solve.
Next step if ignitor is working, is to check to see if voltage is being sent to the gas valve.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
Hi, Is this an electric dryer? The model# shows that is it. If it is gas, you need to change the coils on the top of the gas valve. This is a very common problem with the newer gas dryers. We have them for $27.95. Our # is 1 866 798-4375 Make sure and check the venting to the ouside and make sre that it is clean and has no kinks.
If I can assist you further, please let me know.
Posted on May 15, 2009
Start at the source. See if your breaker is big enough to handel the load for extended periods of time. A dryer uses a large amount of amps and can wear out a breaker that is not big enough. A dryer breaker should be 50a or 60a or if it is it may just be worn out. If that's not it then you may have a bad element. This is the part that makes the heat. You have to pry the front top of the dryer up and tilt it back. The element is on the back of the drum. It's shaped like a disk with a small tab on each side to screw it down. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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