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GE 5 cycle automatic heavy duty dryer overheating

The dryer no longer works on its automatic settings and it overheats to the point of scorching fabrics on its "normal" setting. We have to use it only on the timed "gentle" cycle now. Is it possibly something wrong with a thermostat?

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  • Oxley St Apr 20, 2013

    there's been a mistake. This is a fairly normal sized electric dryer, not a gas extra-large capacity dryer

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Hi Oxley St
BE SURE TO UNPLUG YOU MACHINE FROM THE WALL BEFORE YOU START ANY WORK.
Your problem sounds like it is a Thermostats/Thermistors malfunction.
This will cause an overheat condition that you describe.
You will have to locate the air tube that is going to the dryer drum. Some general area the heater is located.
Is also where you will find most of them.
They normally are round/oval shaped and have two wires connected to them. Take off the wires and with an Ohm meter set to "continuity" check your thermostat/thermistor.
If you have continuity across the terminal it is not faulty.
Be sure to check all of them.
If this is not your problem then it will be the Control board if you have one on your machine.
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Posted on Apr 20, 2013

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SOURCE: too much heat, laundry is scorched

Sounds like you have a faulty thermostat

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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SOURCE: GE 5 cycle automatic heavy duty dryer

Turn off the electricity to the dryer.Try spraying the belt with automotive belt dressing inside that goes around the bucket.. If that does not work it is probably the bushing at the back of the dryer. you will have to remove the bucket to grease the bushing.if it is still good. judging by your details it seems good.But it could be dry.Needs lubrication.

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SOURCE: GE Six Cycle Automatic Dryer just buzzes when I push start

most of the time when the syary button just busses it means the motor is gone,you can take it apart and clean and lube itmake sure nothing stuck in it,let me know if you need more help-mike

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Electric Dryer Shuts Off

During the auto-drying cycle, the moisture sensor could be the problem.

If it also shuts off prematurely during the timed cycle, the operating thermostat could be turning the heaters off before the machine reaches operating temperature. Another possibility is that the operating thermostat does not turn off the heaters at all. When the machine heats up, it gets too hot and the high limit thermostat turns the dryer off.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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SOURCE: GE 5 Cycle Automatic Heavy Duty Extra Large

Dryers not getting hot at all.

Posted on Nov 30, 2010

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