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It will not do anything( heat up or drum will not rotate). I turn the switch and nothing happens, not even a little noise. It is plugged in and the circuit breakers have not been tripped. I'm sick of hoing to the laundrymat to dry clothes.

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  • jgoebel Sep 24, 2007

    Yes all circuit breakers were checked. The dryer worked up until now. I went to put a load in and turned it on and nothing.

  • jedster Feb 23, 2008

    Heats but doesn't turn drum

  • janelo1 Dec 01, 2008

    I have a GE Profile electric dryer model #DPSR473EW1WW. It is not getting any electricity. I have flipped the breaker and still nothing. Does this dryer have a reset button. If so, where?



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Did the Dryer work before? What led to this problem? Most Electric dryers work on 240 Volts. And have their own seperate circuit breaker, usually marked as "Dryer." So resetting just the main cuircuit breaker might not be enough. Did you reset the Dryer C. breaker?

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