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GE Eterna Dryer Mod: EED2000AOWW Dryer continues to exert heat from the back panel continuously even after use. We have been unplugging after use due to concerns.

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  • rgsherrill Sep 13, 2009

    I pulled the model off the inside door. Its about 9 years old. It's electric.
    I'll take it apart if you can guide me.

  • rgsherrill Sep 13, 2009

    The model number came from the unit inside the door.
    Where would I look for the burning coil? It's electric.

  • rgsherrill Sep 14, 2009

    Very helpful. Good directions on what is wrong and how to get to.



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A couple of questions:

  1. Are you sure on the model number my surch comes up that it is not?
  2. Is it gas or electric
  3. are you comfortable with taking the dryer apart?
Basically I need to know if the Pilot light (Gas) or heater coil (Electric) is still burning or glowing while your dryer is off.

Leave me a comment and let me know...

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  • Randy Trent
    Randy Trent Sep 13, 2009

    Can you give me the model number and let me know if you can see the light from the burner ater the dryer is off.

    Information will help me help you.

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    Randy Trent Sep 13, 2009

    The heating element (heater coil) is behind the drum. Behind the back panel.

    If you take out the scews in the front of the dryer. You will be able to take off the top and see down the back where the Heating element is.

    You can buy the repair manual and the link below.

    It will be there next day after you order it.

    The manual help you take it apart and fix any future problems you may have.

  • Randy Trent
    Randy Trent Sep 13, 2009

    A bad dryer thermostat can fail in such a way that the heat is "stuck" on and won't turn off no matter what setting you put on the dryer. This is a dangerous condition as a dryer can overheat and create a fire hazard. You will need replacement dryer parts, namely a replacement thermostat. Use the same brand that corresponds to your dryer, whether you need Kenmore dryer parts, GE dryer parts, Maytag dryer parts, and etc. Dryers have more than one thermostat, but fortunately many models have them grouped together. These dryer parts are often located in the vent line, under your lint trap or on the housing of the blower. If you don't feel like testing them all with an ohmmeter, there is nothing wrong with replacing them all and see what happens.

    That is going to be your answer.



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