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My GE DBSR453EB1WW electric dryer doesn't turn on. It worked fine yesterday morning for one load and when I put in my second load, it wouldn't start. It is plugged into the outlet and the breaker is fine....


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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Nov 15, 2010 | GE DBSR453EBWW Electric Dryer

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MY OLD GE ELECTRIC DRYER TURNS ON BUT WILL NOT HEAT


Hi,


Make sure you check these to fix the problem.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Thank you

Aug 02, 2010 | GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC Electric...

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Dryer stops


Unplug your dryer plug. Go to your house electric panel, turn off your 30 amp dryer breaker, and then turn it back on. This resets the breaker. So before opening up the dryer to look for fuses, make sure you have power at the receptacle. Don't plug anything into the receptacle until you have wired it correctly. If you want to run it by me when you're wiring it, that's fine with me. . I hope this helps. Good Luck! Jim

Mar 16, 2010 | GE DBSR453EBWW Electric Dryer

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2year old ge dryer trips breaker when it's turned on, but sometimes will run a complete cycle before it shuts off.


HELLO THERE
Electric dryers require the use of a 220 volt line. The dryer heating elements run off of 220 volts. An excessive draw of electricity, or a short in the wiring can blow a fuse or trip a breaker. This happens to protect sensitive components from damage, and to help prevent fires. Every other dryer component operates off of 110 volts, the timer, motor, etc. Usually when a fuse blows or a circuit trips, it's because there's to much draw on the power line.
It is very possible for one part of your dryer to work fine, and yet another to have a problem, such as a short circuit. A short circuit may be caused by the heating element, internal wiring, or the main power cord.
To troubleshoot this problem, unplug the dryer and check to see if the circuit breaker or fuse remains on when the dryer is unplugged. If they stay on, it's more than likely the problem is somewhere in the dryer.
If your fuse blows, or the circuit breaker trips when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the circuit breaker, fuse box, or house wiring; contact a professional electrician.

OK I hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael

Dec 01, 2009 | GE DBSR453EBWW Electric Dryer

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My GE dryer will not start on any setting. The


This is most likely your thermal fuse in this dryer. They are very easy to install and these are not expensive parts to buy.

Just contact us at:

http://www.fixya.com/repair/d499389-accurate_appliance_repair_service and we will get the correct fuse out to you asap.
Thanks, Ella

Nov 12, 2009 | GE DBXR463EDWW Electric Dryer

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My electric dryer won't run


99c99e1.jpgThis dude mounts on the heater housing, if it is open the dryer will NOT run. It blows when the vent is stopped up.

Dec 31, 2008 | Dryers

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I get e01 on ge dyrer panel


WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR DRYER?

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Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

Electric dryers aren't very complicated. Here are some common symptoms that you may experience with your dryer:

There's an error code on the digital display

It doesn't work at all
There's no heat
It won't tumble
Drying is too slow
It overheats
It seems to run forever
It's noisy
It won't start
The light doesn't work
It blows fuses or trips the circuit breaker
My clothes smell bad!
My clothes are marked or torn
DON'T FORGET TO RATE;

Aug 22, 2008 | GE DCVH515EF Electric Dryer

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GE Harmony Profile


Did you check the terminal block where the cord plugs up and ohm the wires in the main cord? If thats not the problem then you might have a bad computer and or inverter.

Jun 30, 2008 | GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC Electric...

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Dryer will not start, timer sounds like it is running


Possibly a door switch, or starting switch near timer assembly. it could also be a bad breaker, dryers have a double breaker, even if you are getting electricity to part of your dryer 1 bad breaker might not let the rest of the dryer work. With electrical experiance,and elect. tools, have some one test breakers and plug voltage.

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