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GWL11 top load dryer does not heat to dry clothes

Last time the tech was here, he said the reset had to be put back on
but where is this reset?

under the machine?
In the back?
or inside?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, to my knowledge, there is no single reset button. Offhand, why perform a reset? Is the dryer non-functional? If yes any error/fault codes? If none, you could try diagnostic mode as described here.

Unplugging from the mains is also a form of reset.

More detailed information are available from the Service Tech Sheet in a small plastic bag normally located inside the control panel. The control console is held by 2 screws at the rear corners.

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Hi
heating element is most likely shot.
good luck
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    it is the back to reset.Here's what you have to do for me:
    turn it OFF, unplugged it for a while, empty it of all items, plugg it back in, turn the dial to RESET, turned it ON and watch the Mode light flash quickly for a while, then watch it for over a minute, flashing about once a second, to ensure it really had reset itself. Then, turn it OFF, turn dial to Cotton 1, turn it ON, and it will perform the cycle properly . 



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1. With the power off, press and hold Wash Temp Down, then press Power at the same. The machine should beep twice and panel lights should come on. Release the buttons.
2. Press Spin Speed Up three times. The Slow and Hold lights should be on. If you miss it, use the Spin Speed Up and Down buttons to get the right lights on. The Wash Progress lights then indicate what is the last fault code via binary numbers. Add up the numbers per each light that is on to get the fault code. The numbers from left to right are 128, 64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, and 1. For example if the 3rd, 4th, and last lights are on, the code is 32 + 16 + 1 = 49.
3. Press the Power button to exit diagnostic mode when done.

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May i know the exact problem.

first do unplugging the unit to the electrical outlet for an hour.

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If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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