Question about GE Dryers
G.E. dryer drive belt broke,replaced belt now will only run while holding start button
We have a Maytag Epic dryer with the same problem (Model MED9800TQ0). Pulled out the control board yesterday and saw that the weld had been blown right at the motor relay (burnt marks surrounding the area on the flip side of the board where the relay attaches). Do you suggest we replace the motor relay or just try to re-soder that part on the board? Also - should we be concerned as to how this happened (that it was something elsewhere that caused it to blow)?
Posted on Jan 19, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The start button starts the motor heater and energizes a relay that latches closed to keep the motor and heater running untill the timer switch or door switch cut the power to the relay and the relay opens.
The latching relay has failed or disconnected
if all the cables are attached to the relay
not an expensive item, usualoly good for 10years
dryer circuits look like this, the start switch and relay are drawn just to the right of the motor, this diagram has no relevance to the physical position of the parts
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
sound like your even heat board has gone out / send me the complete model number from the panel inside the door and i will see if i can help out / larryyb
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
disconnect power and remove lid. Test the door switch w a volt meter do so opening and closing the door not pushing switch if circuit stays open try pushing switch with finger. If pushing closes circuit then adjust switch.If circuit stays open replace switch. If switch operates with no problems then it is the motor. Check all connections and vacuum lint from motor
How old is this dryer?
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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Several different problems could prevent your dryer from running. Make sure that the door is firmly closed and hold down the start button for a couple of seconds to start the dryer. If you hear a click from the control board then the door switch and the control board are likely okay. You could have a blown thermal fuse or a broken belt in the dryer. To check these components,unplug the dryer and remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the first image below. With this panel removed, you can tell whether the drive belt is broken. If the drive belt is okay, I recommend checking the thermal fuse. This fuse is located on the blower housing as shown in the second image below. It will have light blue wires attached. To test the fuse, remove one wire and measure the resistance across the leads of the fuse with a volt/ohm meter. You should measure near zero ohms of resistance (continuity). If you measure infinite resistance, then the fuse is blown and will need to be replaced. You can verify that this is your failure by taping the contacts of the light blue wires together with electrical tape to "bypass" the thermal fuse. Reassemble the dryer and see if the motor runs with this fuse bypassed. If it does, then this verifies that the blown thermal fuse prevented the dryer from running and that this was the only failure. NOTE: Do not continue to run the dryer beyond this brief test with the thermal fuse bypassed. This component must be replaced. It is an important safety feature of the dryer.
You can order a new thermal fuse from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number is 3392519.
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