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Ge front load dryer

6 years old, blows hot air for few minutes then only cold air, does not dry clothes. Everything else appears to be working as normal.

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Your issue probably causes by vent duck was blocked either at the rear or from inside the duck. Take off the vent where it hooks up to the rear of the dryer. Turn on the dryer, if it works with hot air again then you have to clean your vent duct. Else, you need a service man to find down what is wrong with the thermostat, burner, etc...

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Ohm out the thermal fuse, if it is ok, then you can ohm out the heating element, be sure to visually check the element as well becqause it could just be shorted out internally giving you a reading, but first and foremost check your voltages be sure you are getting 240 across the outer plug spades and 120 volts from left to common and right to common, unplug this thing before you get into the element area or you could end up with a smokin fro !

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Doing a Load of Wash for Portable/ Kitchen Faucet
1) Make sure machine is set to Cold/Cold and never use Hot/Cold button (Hot/Cold is only for permanent hook-ups). Connect water hose to kitchen faucet. Turn on water to temperature of choice.

2) Load machine half to three-fourths full of clothes. (only half full is recommended if you intend to use the dry cycle right after the wash cycle. For half loads, push in the half-load button. )

3) Add detergent and fabric softener:
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b. Fabric softener into 3rd slot. this really helps in preventing wrinkles
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9) door slightly ajar to let the machine dry out. I have read postings that say the machine becomes smelly with mildew if you do not. Malber USA says this is true for all horizontal axis (front-loading) washers.


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a) the system may have overheated, tripping the safety thermal switch. This switch is located under the top of the machine and can be easily fixed by the consumer.

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