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Timer / heater malfunction

When i go to run the dryer it is not heating and all the timed dries besides the "No heat air fluff" are not working properly


It is a GE
Model # NV1333EY0AA

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NVL333EY0AA is more likely the model number.

The heating element is probably shot. You will have to remove the front and drum to get to it. You need not buy the whole pan, there is a restring kit available in aftermarkets.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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The heater coils or going bad. It has two wire rings that heat up. One are two has burned out.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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    David McCreery Jan 17, 2009

    Unless the timer dial not moving. That model bad about the heater coils going bad .I have seen them go out around a year .Hope this helps.

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1- Power- Your dryer runs on 220volts. 110 runs the entire dryer and 110 runs just the element. Your breaker may have half tripped. Check to see if you are getting the correct amount of power by using a ohm meter. Also check the power cord for burn marks on the plugin and the cord itself.
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