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The heating element in my GE dryer automatically turns on once the dryer is plugged into the wall?

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There a problem of the switch of the dryer it is shorted already .Just try find which causes the short or simlpy clean the circuit board connection.

Hope it may help you;

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VOTIT

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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