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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Taking the back off a GE dryer
You typically don't remove the back of a GE dryer. The Top comes off with 2 screws located in the top of the door opening and then the front has 2 screws that are located on the inside wall. Remove those screws and pull the front of the dryer out towards you from the top to expose the door switch and wires, disconnect those, lift up on the front and you have access to the entire inside of the shell.
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
Turn off your breakers, then back on to insure a good reset. Then check the wiring from the receptacle, to the plug and then to the back of the dryer. You are getting some heat which tells me that one leg of power is out. I don't think it is your element, because you get some heat. Let me know how you do.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
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Posted on Feb 20, 2009
you did not say how old? but I find that all it takes is one wire to get old, and starts to heat up because electric cant flow through it, then it gets worse and worse fast, then heats up the whole block, till the whole thing gets melted...bad thing is its happens slow enough that the standard 30 amp breaker won't trip during this slow melt down!
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
Welcome to FixYa.
There are a couple of scenarios which may prevent the dryer from starting, but I can narrow it down to two probabilities based on your description.
To save time and back and forth dialog, I`ll mention the most likely and what to do about it.
**Unplug the dryer before attempting any repair tips suggested here please...safety first**
There is an auto shut off or emergency kill switch next to the motor which will prevent it to start in the event it was tripped for whatever reason.
It will look like this image below and all you need to do is push it to the right ( from the back )...
If you`ve already taken the back of the dryer off to gain access you should have no problem.
Either Scenario I alluded to ( the other would be resetting the hi-limit cut out you already referred to, you can see through the back vent opening when the vent is removed and then by pushing the red button in...shown below ) will require the removal of that panel so let me know if you require further assistance to do this.
Keep me posted how you make out or if anything is not clear.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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