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Dryer not working well

Dryer takes longer to dry than in past. bottom one-half of coils not on. Bad switch? Bad coils?

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Wp only as one coil if hot then its working.99 out of 100 will be house venting.dry load with out vent[you wont hurt a thing]if still bad the air out put should be strong ,you may need to clean out all dryer air ways.you can do it .God bless tom

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i looked up your model number and you have a gas dryer not electric,if the vent line is clear and the metal duct that the lint filter slides into is clean i would say you have bad gas coils located on top of the gas valve,when the coils go bad they will work correctly for the first 15 to 30 minutes,when they heat up they fail and the flame won't ignite,so do this remove the screws that hold the bottom panel on,remove the panel and vac out any lint you see,if you have a shop vac you can set the vac up to blow and blow off the motor and blow all the lint forwards and vac it up,do this with the dryer unplugged,remove the lint filter and take out the screws that hold the metal duct in place and clean the duct out,put it back together except for the screws that hold the bottom panel in place but just stick the panel in place,put some clothes in and start the dryer,after around 20 or 30 minutes remove the bottom panel so you can see the ignitor,if the ignitor glows orange but the flame doesn't ignite and the ignitor goes out then you have bad gas coils.you should take the bottom panel off and remove the lint filter duct and blow and vac it out once a year,also if you vent line is long remove it from the back of the dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower,make sure nothing is blocking the outside vent like a cage or a piece of screen so the lint can blow out and not get blocked.the part number for the coils is 279834 and they are around 25 dollars,unplug the dryer,remove the bottom panel,remove the two phillips head screws,remove the cover,slide the coil up and off of the post,unplug the wire and connect it to the new coil,watch out on the big coil,there's a spacer that has to stay on the post,sometimes it gets stuck in the old coil when you remove it,let me know how you make out.

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Your dryer has a double set of heating elements
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1 side of the coils is probably broken and you are getting half the heat.
This is making the dryer take longer to dry them clothes.
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Air restrictions in the dryer and vent can cause the heater control to shut down quickly also.
If you have a bad breaker the power will sometimes work and sometimes not.
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If all of these are good you might have a problem with the timer.
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Most of the GE timers have leaf switches in the that get a burr on the contacts. The come apart simple enough.

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It take 4 cycle to v dry towels or jeans then


Remove all air restrictions and clean out the lint chute. I am supposing you have already done so. Since it does heat a little I am thinking the ignitor flame sensor and fuse are all good. So that leaves these operating coils.7942d84.jpg With a little age they get iffy. Feel the coils if one of them is very hot that is the bad one. In rare cases this flame detectoref9f9ec.jpg will work and then take fifty forevers to work again. The bi-metal gets brittle and takes longer than the norm to cool down and close for ignitor operation.
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the ignitor hogs all the juice and gets screaming hot till the flame detect opens and kills power to the ignitor. This frees up juice for those pesky inter-mittant coils to energize. Any of the above componets are wank and she don't dry right.ffc3f7f.jpg

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the first thing you want to make sure is that the igniter is working, remove the orfice on the front of the dryer, an start the dryer cycle, it should glow if it doesn't then you have a bad igniter, if the igniter glows an you have no heat (at all) you want to check the thermalfuse onthe dryer, check for continuity with a voltage tester it it beeps means is ok , if it doesn't pass current replace it,
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good luck.

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i looked up your model andfound it to need part number 3401338, this is the heater, i cannot see howe only 1/2 of the coil is going to light, its either on and all lights or its gone bad in which case its never gonna glow, its one filament like a lightbulb as long as the filament is good its alll good. too long to dry or extendedd dry times is most likely an issue with a blocked/clogged vent hose

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