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GE Profile dpsr473ewoww timer doesn't work and heat level is low

The timer doesn't work and the level of heat in the drum seems quite low. I assume the two issues are connected and fixing one will more than likely fix the other.

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  • aclay Feb 10, 2009

    I apologize for not replying sooner. this is an electric unit and I replace the timer. It didn't fix the problem. The timer works in the "timed dry" portion of the timer but not in the two automatic portions. you have any suggestions.

  • Maintunivers May 11, 2010

    Is this a gas dryer? If so...

    Do you see the ignitor come on? (Needs to be bright red, not yellowish)

    Do you hear a "click" noise about 20 - 30 seconds after pressing ON?

    Do you see an actual gas "flame"?

    Complaints of "insufficient heat" may be caused by the ignitor trying to work/coming on; but, no gas is entering the dryer combustion tube "igniting/combusting" (flame). This would be an indicator of a bad ignitor. However, insufficient heat can also mean you have a clogged vent-line as well.

    I am unsure and curious to know if the ignition problem may address the timer "appearing to not work". What makes you think the timer doesn't work? Not rotating? Ensure you have on the proper settings as well. I would address the insufficient heat first.




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We should address the heat problem first. If your dryer complaint is "heat seems low" or taking "too long to heat", this is commonly confused for other problems. When in fact, you may really have a "ventillation problem". Do you feel (with hand) alot of hot air pressure coming out the back of the dryer or house vent-line (for dryer)?

I would disconnect and clean the dryer exhaust vent/duct (at wall and machine). Then, while leaving the vent-line disconnected temporaily, test and run your dryer. You may see an signficant improvement.

Does it heat up better?
Do you feel alot of hot air and pressure coming out the back of the dryer?
When connected; do you feel alot of hot air pressure coming out of your house dryer vent?

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