Question about GE DRSR483ED Electric Dryer

1 Answer

No heat is coming from the dryer, I have checked the breakers. I suspect the heating element is bad, but do I need to replace the whole assembly or can I just changed the coil and how do I get to the heater?

Posted by on

  • dannand Sep 30, 2009

    how do I get to the assembly?

  • dannand Sep 30, 2009

    Yes, but the follow up question was how do I get to the heater element?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 770 Answers

If your dryer drum turns...ie if the dryer comes on, you do not have a breaker problem...and yes the problem is probably with the element. Change the entire element...and that IS the heater. Good luck, any problems let me know...

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Fridigaire dryer GLEQ642AS2 running but not heating. replacing house 30 amp double pole breaker did not fix problem. Will replacing dryer heating assembly fix this problem? Where should we start...


There can be many reasons that a dryer doesn't heat up. To adequately isolate the problem you'll need to do a little electrical sleuthing.
Check the resistance of the dryer heating element, you'll need to borrow an ohm meter for that.
Verify that there is adequate ventilation for the dryer. If the dryer vent is plugged it may prevent the heating element from functioning properly.
There can also be a problem with the timer switch; if the timer isn't turning the heating element on, you won't get heat.

Feb 10, 2011 | Frigidaire GLEQ642A Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer won't heat up during dry cycle


Hi,

Make sure you check these to fix the problem.
  • Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

  • Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

  • A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Thank you

Jun 09, 2010 | GE DBSR453EBWW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer runs but does not get hot to dry clothes


Hello there:
There are a couple of things to check if the dryer does not heat properly
There's no heat If your dryer doesn't heat, check these: Power from the house Heating element Thermal fuse Wiring Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected. Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable. Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Feb 27, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

No heat.... how do I locate the heating element


There's no heat If your dryer doesn't heat, check these: Power from the house Heating element Thermal fuse Wiring Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected. Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable. Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.) Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Jan 02, 2010 | Kenmore 700 6973 Dryer

2 Answers

My dryer is not producing any heat all air coming out of vent is cool


The easiest thing to check is the heating element. You will need to unplug the dryer from the wall remove the back cover or if access can be granted to the bottom go there. Find where the heating element(s) connect to the main set of wires and do a continuity test with a multimeter. If it tests bad (no continuity) then you should remove the element and order a replacement.

Aug 11, 2009 | Kenmore 800 7982 Dryer

2 Answers

Zanussi tc7103w tumble dryer not generating heat


There is a thermostat inside the drum if you open the door and feel up the front you will feel a disc with 2 screws holding it in remove the screws to expose the stat pull the stat out there will be 2 wires attatched to it. If you have a ohm meter check for continuity across the 2 conections or If you connect those 2 wires together and try the machine it should heat if so you will need to replace that stat. If still no heat i would suspect the heater to have failed

Nov 23, 2008 | Zanussi TC7114W Electric Dryer

4 Answers

Timer stopped running, no heat


the valve body is the problem there is a one way valve inside it if thois fails the gas will not flow to your burner. this is a prevention feature it's design is to keep back pressure to insure a flame doesn't travel back through to the source and cause an explosion.the valve body will have an intergrated regulater so replace the whole valve assembly and it should take care of the problem

Oct 14, 2008 | Maytag MDG9206 Dryer

1 Answer

Drum Turns, but dryer won't heat up.


If the dryer does not heat at all then is either a problem with the heating elemet , or with the thermal fuse.

See the following suggestions from Repairclinic:


There's no heat If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Oct 04, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

No heat coming from Dryer


i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Sep 01, 2008 | Kenmore 62882 Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Whirlpool Duet Dryer - Working but no heat


it sounds like your heating element is gone bad. there is no heat if they burn out or get corroded

Jun 28, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE DRSR483ED Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

46 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Dryers Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5102 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2128 Answers

Are you a GE Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...