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If the motor was humming and would not start the unit, the start relay on the motor is bad and the motor will need to be replaced. here is the motor to order.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012


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SOURCE: dryer whining noise, duct was part blocked, whining better, why whining?

Cleaning the lint trap often isn't enough to maintain proper dryer ventilation. No lint screen is perfect and some lint always gets past the intial screen. As you have discovered, rodents love lint as nesting material. It is common to find mice nests in places such as the blower fan assembly and along the dryer vent hose. I would recommend you inspect the vent about once per season. That is, four times per year. Most manufacturers recommend twice, per year, but I have found it better to check a little more frequently. The following link provides you with some good advice on proper dryer maintenance:

Pay particular attention to the section that discusses dryer ventilation. Something as simple as a clogged vent can cause serious problems with the heating circuits. Not to mention, it can create potential fire hazards. I would recommend you try running the dryer for one load with the vent hose removed. If the load takes less time to dry, I would inspect your dryer ventilation thoroughly from the point it exits the dryer, to the point where it exits your home. If you are not using the semi-rigid metal type ducting, or if the vent line has not been replaced in a while, I would recommend you do so. The ducting is sold in 10 foot segments, is fairly inexpensive and easy to install. The air at the back of the dryer should be forceful and warm (about 140 degrees F). If the air flow is weak, and not very warm, you still may have problem internal to the dryer. Here's another link you can view that discusses proper ventilation installation:

The rule of thumb when it comes to dryer ventilation is the SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the ventilation, the better. Every bend, sag, or rise creates resistance for the blower motor and can create potential choke points for lint to clog. Vent lines that run through an attic or crawl space are generally the worst for clogs. Also, make sure the exhaust outside is at least 12 inches off the ground to prevent rodents from entering.

To answer your question, if the dryer seems to be performing well and drying as it should, you probably have no problems at this point. I would recommend, however, that you inspect the dyer interior to make sure you don't have lint build up inside. Since you said you had cleared a clog recently, I suspect you may have some lint build up in the cabinet. This can cause a potential fire hazard. I would also recommend you lubricate the dryer drum supports (rollers) at the point where the roller meets the axle with a light weight machine oil. DO NOT get oil on the rubber rollers. These rollers can also cause noise if not lubricated periodically. I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

NOTE: Make sure you UNPLUG the dryer before servicing the interior cabinet. There are still live voltages present even with the dryer turned off.

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Can't remove dryer blower wheel

I would start by taking off the top and checking the belt to see if part of it tore and is hitting the inside of the cabinet. I have not found a real good way to get the blowers out without having to break them sometimes. the part of the blower that you have to hold is access through the front behind the motor. problem is when you turn the motor shaft, the wrench strips out on the blower, then you have to break them, but unless you need a new motor, it should not have to come off.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: GE gas dryer gets hot but doesn't dry clothes like it used to

rule number one take everything off of it and never store clothes or anything that can insulate the top it overheats them. It kind of fools all your sensors when you store stuff on top

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: G.E. electric dryer terminal block and wires are

you did not say how old? but I find that all it takes is one wire to get old, and starts to heat up because electric cant flow through it, then it gets worse and worse fast, then heats up the whole block, till the whole thing gets melted...bad thing is its happens slow enough that the standard 30 amp breaker won't trip during this slow melt down!

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: LG dlg5988W Gas Dryer - flashing "clean filter" light

i got the same problem and no repair man could help . i think i just got mine fixed 6-15-09 .what you do is go behind the dryer , remove the air duct and then remove the pipe that is inside the machine by removing one screw . this will give you access inside the machine .first clean as much as you can of the lint inside by vacuuming it . if you look to the left you will see 2 wires with a black button in the middle this is the ignitor ,clean it good because i think the dirt is not allowing it to light up . i did that and mine is working but the cooling light is still on .

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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The most probable thing thats wrong causing the dryer to not start is going to be a blown thermal fuse,when it goes out it cuts power to the motor you have a display on the front yet it wont start???? or no display??

If you do have a display yet the dryer wont start it very likely will be the thermal fuse,it fits into the blower housing below where the lint filter fits into inside of the door. To access it to check it remove the small lower front panel and it will be on the top of the blower housing,to check it measure it for continuity (ohm it out) with zero ohms resistiance.
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With no lint anywhere around the dryer the thing to check if havent already is the venting itself to see if outside it is blowing and not restricted or blocked

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Our laundry room is in the center of the house and the dryer vent runs underneath the house and every 6 months or so we have to run a plumbing snake all the way through the vent pipe. Once it all the way through the house we then tie a rope to the end of it with a huge knot tied into it, we then snake the rope through the pipe and it pulls out all the lint that has collected inside, someone at each end of the rope (make sure it's long enough) and run it back and forth until no more lint is collected. I hope this might help you.

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GE dryers usually have more than one heating element. Your machine probably has one failed heater and one good heater. The dryer will not get hot enough with only one heater working.

Unplug the machine! Check the heaters for continuity with a multimeter and replace if no continuity.

If the heaters are good, a faulty operating thermostat can also cause this symptom. It can turn the heaters off before the machine reaches the normal operating temperature.

Poor air flow can also contribute to slow drying. Check for lint buildup blocking airflow inside the machine and the vent duct.

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