Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook
the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer
exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent
unhooked. If it dries better or OK like this then the problem is in the
dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent
If the vent doesn't make a difference,
then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check that
there isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum,
(i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into the
drum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating
element isn't shorted
to ground. Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat
thermometer can be used for this. It should cycle approx between 120
degrees and 160 degrees ( without clothes ). Check that the drum seals are not worn out.
Be careful in using laundry products not to spill them on the exterior
surface of any washer or dryer. Wipe up any spills promptly with a damp
soft cloth or paper towel. Most exteriors are painted synthetic enamel
which can be damaged or removed by chlorine bleach, ammonia, solvents
or other chemicals often used in laundering and stain removal. Do not
use dryer top as a work-top for stain removal unless it is protected by
a heavy plastic cover, or for rust removal. Use the sink instead and
follow remover product label directions exactly, including flushing the
sink with cold water.
Do not spray per-wash stain removers on clothing on top of the
dryer unless the top is protected completely; this may corrode plastic
control parts as well as paint.
Clean lint filter after each
load for efficient drying. If the load is loaded with lint, clean the
filter part-way through the drying cycle also. Clean out the exhaust
vent system at least once a year, and be sure it is not clogged at any
time. NEVER vent a dryer into the house; vent to the outside
If crayon gets into the dryer and melts onto the drum, remove as
much as possible with non-flammable household cleaner. (READ LABEL TO
BE SURE.) A flammable cleaner could cause a fire in the dryer. Apply
cleaner to a sponge or cloth and the wipe interior. Do NOT spray or
pour on the interior; it might get down inside the dryer. Wipe off with
rags or paper towels. Then tumble old rags to remove any residue left,
until no more comes off. A colored stain may remain on the drum.
If a drum is spotted by starched or tinted articles, wipe the interior
with a cloth moistened with a diluted bleach solution. Use a sponge or
clean cloth, dipped in suds, to remove the bleach solution from the
drum. Rinse well and dry.
If the dryer is used to dry laundered clothing, such as children snow pants between outings,
wipe the drum with suds and rinse. This will remove any dirt before
clean laundry is placed into the machine.
Wipe the door
opening occasionally. Clean the exterior with suds and rinse. To
protect the finish, polish with an appliance wax.
A case of
white clothes coming out of a dryer blue: New jeans had been washed and
then dried in that dryer just before. Sometimes dye will come off new
blue jeans and dry on the inside of the dryer drum, and then transfer
to the next batch of wet clothes put inside. It's good to check the
dryer drum after a load of brand new jeans. If it is dye coated, clean
the inside with soapy water until no color comes off on the cleaning
cloth. Wipe off all soapy residue with a clean wet cloth.
Check with your state or city to see if you need a permit to work on your gas dryer before doing any repairs.
The first thing you need to do when your GE-HP gas dryer is
not heating, is to check to see if your dryer ignite is glowing or not.
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If the ignite glows, the problem could be the gas valve, the coils or the gas supply to the dryer.
If the ignite doesn't glow, then you need to check the following parts.
The igniter is a resistor made of ceramic and other materials that will get red hot when electricity passes through it.
The job of the igniter is to open the contacts on the
flame sensor and ignite the gas. A bad igniter could be the reason why
your GE-HP gas dryer is not heating.
The flame sensor:
flame sensor is located on the combustion chamber, the job of the flame
sensor is to open the gas valve and shut off the igniter. A bad flame
sensor will cause the dryer not to heat.
The timer is a distribution center where the electricity is directed to the different electric parts in the dryer.
The mayor problem you will find inside of the timer are burnt contacts.
When the contacts are burnt, there is no way for the
electricity to reach the intended parts. Contact B & A have to be
close in order for the electricity to travel to the temperature switch.
The temperature switch:
switch is another distribution control. It take electricity from the
timer and send it to the selected parts on the thermostats. If your
GE-HP dryer is not heating, this is one of the parts you need to check.
are three different thermostats in most dryers. From the temperature
switch electricity has to pass trough the safety thermo left, the drum
outlet thermostat, the control inlet thermostat, and to the heating
A bad thermostat could be the reason why your GE-HP gas dryer is not heating.
The motor switch:
The motor switch has two contacts that allows the heating elements to be turned on, only when the motor is running..