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My GE DHDSR46EE1WW Dryers heating coil won't shut off...ever!

The heating coil stays on even when the cycle is over. The only way to turn the the heat off is by unplugging the dryer. I read that it might be the thermal fuse, but I don't see it in the schematic. Is it one of these below?

Thermo Hi Limit Right
Safety Thermo Left

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  • Mark Jan 15, 2012

    I experienced a simliar problem, but my dryer was heating to max temp even in "fluff mode w/no heat" selected. What I found was the outer heating element had an insulator that had fallen out allowing the element to short to chassis.
    https://www.geapplianceparts.com/GEAppli...

    Suggested replacement part: Heater Assembly P/N WE11M23 on GE's web site list $175.25

  • Mark Jan 15, 2012

    Dryer schematic can be found inside the control panel.

    Please take note to remove all electrical power by unplugging the dryer from the AC outlet before servicing this device.

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The start switch on the motor has failed.Replace the motor. One leg of the 220v power comes through the motor start switch. The other leg from the timer through the thermostats. Open the dryer to access the motor. Take a VOM set for continuity. Unplug the dryer. Unplug the 2 large red wires on the motor. Put the VOM leads on the 2 contacts where the red wires were. If you read continuity the motor start switch is bad.

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I think your heating coil may have broken loose or sagged down so that it may be shorting itself against the shroud. The thermal fuse would not allow the dryer to heat at all, and a hi limit error would cause the thermal fuse to blow.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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