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GE dryer dwsr463eg7ww timer isn't working and doesnt heat up

Blows cold air, no noises, vent hose clear, less then 5 years old(if i remember right) will continure to run until i open the door

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The heating element assembly warms the air before the air enters the dryer drum. If the dryer won't stop, it may be because the heating element assembly isn't working - which greatly increases the drying time. Check the heating element for continuity. http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/How-To-Fix-A-Dryer/7-3-850356-/GE-Dryer-won-t-stop-DWSR463EG7WW
This GE Website has descriptions and videos you can watch. Also shows the price of replacement parts and the skill level needed to preform repairs yourself.

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SOURCE: dryer runs...timer wont rotate and wont heat up

Good day,
Timer woun't run if there is n heat.
1. Check to see you are getting 230 volts to the machine. The motor uses only 115 so is not a good indication.
2. Remove back cover. You will need an ohm meter to test the components.
A. In the center bottom is a skinny white bakelite device held on with one screw. Remove one wire and check. It should check zero ohms. If not replace.
B. On the bottom right is a canister with the heating element terminals sticking out. They should test at 30 or less ohms. If not replace the heating element.
C. There are about 3 other limit thermostats in the area you're working. They should all check at zero ohms. Replace as needed.

Below is a tutorial on changing a heating element.

http://www.applianceaid.com/wp_element.html

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

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SOURCE: My dryer is not producing

Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I'd suggest you confirm you have 240vac supplied to the unit first, if not turn off the breaker all the way and then back on...if yes, move on.

Next, remove the access panel in the front bottom and inspect the wiring and heating element...if you haven't done so already. You will need an ohm-meter or multi-meter of somekind to be thorough.

**Be sure to unplug the unit before servicing...safety first.**

Let me know what you find and we can go from there. Good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on Jul 22, 2011

SOURCE: Dryer is only 5 yrs old. Started to blow cool

There is a device in the circuitry for the heating element which shuts off power to the heating element when the dryer gets above a certain temperature which is ealsily reached with a clooged vent hose. This device, a thermal limit switch or thermal fuse, cannot be reset, it has to be replaced.

If you want to do this yourself, let me know -- if not, you will need to arrange for someone to repair the dryer. The device costs about $20 -- a service tech will probably charge up to $150 for the repair.

Charlie

Posted on Jul 26, 2011

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1. Check to see you are getting 230 volts to the machine. The motor uses only 115 so is not a good indication.
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