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In the last 6 months, I have fixed 3 dryers with your symptoms. In each case, after taking the dryer completely apart, I found it plugged up with a huge amount of lint. This lint was not caught by the filter screen, it had collected all over the inside of the machine. It required dismantling the machine completely to clean,. Each dryer then worked fine.
when an electric dryer overheats it's because of a defective cycling
thermostat or a clogged vent system. Clean any lint from the internal
and external ductwork, and/or replace the cycling thermostat
Remove the lint screen from the GE electric clothes dryer. 2
Roll the lint from the screen with your hand. If the lint screen is clogged with fabric softener, fill a sink with hot water and add 1 to 2 tsp. dish soap.
Scrub the lint screen with a soft-bristle brush and soapy water. Rinse the lint screen thoroughly and shake off any excess water. Set the lint screen aside to air dry while you clean the dryer exterior. 4
Dampen a cloth with warm water and wring it out. Wipe over the GE electric dryer exterior to remove any lint, dust or product residue. If the dryer is very dirty, dip the cloth in the soapy water and wipe away any spots. 5
Wipe the GE clothes dryer with a towel to dry. Replace the lint screen when it's completely dry.
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If there is no lint blocking the air outlet path, I would next check two things: First, is the dryer in a small, closed room? If there is not enough space for air to get in to the dryer, it won't have good airflow through the clothes. Second, for older dryers, the blower fan may be loose on its shaft or, if the blower has its own separate motor, the blower motor might be dead. In order to find the blower fan, you'll have to be able to open up the dryer. Once you find the fan, see if it turns easily without moving the motor shaft -- if so, you need to replace the fan. Also, be sure there isn't anything blocking the blades of the fan.