Question about Dryers
Electric dryer tedl/tgdl660w will not start. dryer is more than 5 years old.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Either one of 2 ways to get to the thermostat on a GE dryer.....
depending on your model, you will have an access point on the back of the dryer to get to the heating element which has attached to it, the thermostat.
If there isn't an access point on the rear of the unit, open the front door of the dryer and remove the 2 screws in the top of the door opening. Using a small prybar, slightly apply pressure prying up the lid. On the inside of the face of the dryer in the corners will be 2 more screws, remove those and pull the face of the dryer outwards to you to about a 45 degree angle. From there, you will be able to lift off the face. Be cautious to unplug the wires for the door switch before pulling the face all the way out. There isn't much to a 10 yr old dryer, just take your time, study the parts and put it back just as you took it apart. For the replacement thermostat or heating element look at
Good luck and let me know if there is any more trouble I can help with.
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
SOURCE: estate electric dryer
hi thanks for the question i looked it up and the most likely cause for this problem is the thermal fuse located at the back of the dryer remove back panel and on the air duct you will see a small plastic piece with 2 small blue wires going to it replace this part but also clean all venting to the outside as this will cause this to happen the appliance doc
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
Hey, I just read an article online titled, Testing for 240 Volts to Your Dryer - Without a Voltmeter, here's the link http://www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIY240Vtester.htm
I am not sure how you could test anything else though, such as the thermal fuse or thermostat, without the Volt/Ohm Meter. They are about $10 at any big box home store--we just went ahead and bought one.
Posted on May 31, 2009
SOURCE: electric dryer won't start
HI, check the following to address this issue you are experiencing.
1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.
2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.
Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.
Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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