Question about GE WSM2420T Top Load Stacked Washer / Dryer

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A GE stacked Washer/Dryer unit

Washer works well. Dryer will run, but will not heat up. My thought is to clean (blow out) dryer timer and clean contacts. Check that door is making proper contact when closed.Try to track that heater element is getting power. anything that I missed????? What is most common solution????????????????

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  • kellygirlnai Apr 19, 2009

    Sounds like a very common place to start, thanks. Kelly

  • kellygirlnai Apr 20, 2009

    I checked the vent and it seems clear. However, I found the schematics and checked the resistance on the two thermostats. The operating thermostat measured 7K ohms instead of the 3200 to 3900 ohms, the high limit thermostat ohmed at 0 (zero). So did the heater element. I plan on replacing these three elements. anything else to check before I go any farther????

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Hi..It sounds like the heating element.you cant
fix it of your own,it needs a repair man.
check it out..
thank u..

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Hi there,

The exhaust vent also collects lint. Vent maintenance involves cleaning the lint from a screen in the dryer's vent exhaust collar and/or at the end of the exhaust vent where it sticks out through a basement window or through an exterior wall. To clean the screen, remove the clamp that holds the vent to the collar, or back out the screws that hold the vent to the collar, or pull the vent straight off an extended collar. Clean the screen thoroughly and replace it in the vent assembly.

To clean the vent itself, use a vent-cleaning brush (available at hardware stores) to pull out any lint deposits. Also check the vent run to make sure that the vent piping or tubing isn't loose at the joints, or -- in the case of flexible plastic venting -- isn't sagging between hanging brackets. Breaks or sags cause undue strain on the dryer's blower system, and can cause drying problems. If the vent pipe or tubing has become clogged with lint, remove the lint by pushing a garden hose or a drain-and-trap auger through the vent to a convenient joint. Disassemble the joint to remove the debris. With this procedure, it isn't necessary to disassemble the entire vent to find the blockage.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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    micromaster Apr 19, 2009

    just let me know.

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