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Ge dryer model# DPSR473GW1WW

Do you know hoe to access the thermal fuses on this dryer?

Bryan

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  • bryan worzella Nov 29, 2008

    Ge dryer model# DPSR473GW1WWThis is the dryer I have



  • bryan worzella Nov 29, 2008

    how do i remove top of dryer to see if belt is broken, and how do i get to the thermal fuses?



  • bryan worzella Nov 29, 2008

    how do i know if thermo's are bad?

  • bryan worzella Nov 29, 2008

    thank you will check it out on sunday.

  • bryan worzella Nov 30, 2008

    i have top off there is a belt but cant see the thermo's...mabye because i am not sure what they look like. can you give me an idea of what they look like?

  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg May 11, 2010

    The main heading show a DPGT705GC and your sub heading shows a DPSR473GW1WW so I need to know which you actually have.

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Sorry, didn't realize you had a gas dryer. (Dissregard looking for 240 volts, only need 120 for gas model) There are still two thermostats on the back area I described, but not at top center. They both should have continuity. Again, make sure belt is not broken as this would kill power to motor, as would a door switch problem.

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    Carl Schulzetenberg Nov 29, 2008

    to remove top: use a putty knife to push the clips back, releasing the top. Push in the seem where the top meets the front panel, about two inches in from each side. Swing top back. An unbroken belt will be visible going around the drum. No belt there = broken belt. Thermo's (other than the cycling thermo) are near the top back wall of the dryer, right side.

  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg Nov 29, 2008

    should be continuity across thermos if they are good.

  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg Nov 30, 2008

    About the size of a half dollar or smaller ones are dime sized, with two wires cliped onto them.

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