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HELP, MY GENERAL ELECTRIC DRYER IS BLOWING COLD AIR

I BOUGHT A USED GENERAL ELECTRIC GAS DRYER
MODEL # DCLR333ETOWW
SERIAL # LS226872G
and it still runs pretty good except for the cold air. I really don't know if it
is cheaper to get a new one or fix the old one. I really don't have a lot
of money and I have 6 people in my family and we really need this
dryer to run...

Sincerely,
Mrs. Fix it

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  • orlandoflabo Dec 17, 2008

    but my heating coils are perfectly fine

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More than likely, you have lost the element in your dryer. Sorry to say, but they are not that cheap (WE11X103, Price Retail $89.00), but if you think your handy enough, they do make a restring kit ( WE11X203, which sells for around $40.00). The issue, if you do it yourself, is that you have to re-wire both strings in the element. You would have to be sure that the coils dont touch each other or any part of the element housing, or it will short out. If you feel your up for it, here are the directions for getting into the unit. UNPLUG THE UNIT first off. Open the door, and look at the top of the door housing area for screws that may be securing the top of the unit. If there are screws, remove them, if no screws, put a putty knife between the top and cabinet, approx 1-2 inches from the side and pop the clips holding down the top. Lift and slighty pull top towards you and unhook the top. Spin the unit around, and remove the four screws securing the back access panel and remove the panel. Remove the belt from the idler pully, remembering the way it went for reinstallation. Go back to the front panel, and remove the two screws holding the front panel onto the cabinet. These should be just inside the cabinet around 2" down in the top front corner. Tilt the front panel towards you and lift off the bottom securing brackets. Make sure the loose belt is loose, then remove the drum by firmly pulling forward and lifting slightly. You may have to SLIGHTLY bend the cabinet to allow it to slide forward. You now have access to the element. Look at the two strings for breakage. You may have to gently push on them to find the break. Sometimes (especially with GE's) that one string has completly blew up, if this is the case, be sure to clean out all remaining peices of broke element. If you dont find a broken string, stop, and write me back, we'll check out the other issues it might be without tearing it down again, or wasting unneeded money. Get back to me (gjappliances@gmail.com) with anything else (problems, no string breakage, helping you find parts, etc) that you may need. Thanks and talk to you soon. JIM

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