Would not start
1. checked circuit breaker
2. checked plug-in plugged in another outlet
3 gave a shake and it then press start then dryer started working
GE Electric Dryer Model DBXR463EB0WW It is getting juice to it, but will not do anything. I put a new receptacle and it still will not make a buzz or run at all. It ran good at the other residence but when we moved it to a another house it no longer will run. Please help me solve this problem.
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Hello Dom - Being that you have narrow down some
possibilities, here are a few simple troubleshooting tips that may help you get
to the root cause:
1.Make sure the dryer is plugged into outlet, and
plugged in correctly.
2.Is house fuse blown or circuit
breaker tripped? Replace fuse or re-set circuit breaker.
3.Make sure that electrical circuit is not
overloaded and correct. The dryer must be on a circuit by itself.
Overloaded circuits can damage the dryer and possibly cause damage to
home. I would recommend reaching out to a Licensed Electrician check to
make sure it is on a circuit by itself.
4.Thermal limiter tripped or an internal problem
with the dryer. A thermal limiter automatically turns off the motor (electric
dryers only) in the unlikely event of an overheated situation.A service technician must replace the thermal limiter after
correcting the fault.
If these assessment measures prove to be ineffective, I
would strongly suggest contacting an authorized service technician who would be
better able to assist you in the diagnosis and repair of your unit. You can
often locate an experienced technician in your area by going to the
1. Close the dryer door and press the "Start" button for at least one
second. Some dryer brands require the button to be pressed for several
seconds. If the drum tumbles, you can eliminate the possibility of a
problem with the electrical circuit that supplies the motor.
2. Check all the connections on the back of the dryer. Many dryers have
two electrical circuits--one for the heat and one for the tumbling
motor. If the motor works, but there is no heat, check to see if the
larger plug is plugged into its receptacle. Your dryer may have two
plugs--one small regular household plug and one larger 240-volt plug
for the heat. Both must be plugged in for the dryer to work properly.
The larger, three-pronged 240-volt plug will not fit in a normal
household outlet; it needs a special dryer outlet. The plug cannot be
cut down to fit.
3. Check the circuit breakers or fuse panel if the dryer runs but there is no heat.
Check both of your circuit breakers if the dryer is electric. Though the heating elements are 240v, the motor and electrics are 120v and connect to only 1 side of the plug. The breaker for that side may have tripped.
When you press the start button on the dryer, are you able to hear a motor turning (humming) faintly? If you can, and the drum doesn't turn, this is an indication that the belt has broken, jumped off its track, or the tensioner / idler pulley is either broke or skipped over the belt.
Check house fuses or circuit breaker.
Pull 220V cord from wall outlet and inspect the gold prongs.
If you see any burnt areas on the prongs the outlet is bad.
If the unit makes no noise when you press the start button check the dryer door switch and make sure it clicks when depressed.
Sometimes the door switch arm can break off so when the door closes
the door switch cannot be activated.
If you hear a growl noise when you press the start button 2 things...
1. The motor is bad and needs replacing.
2. An object fell down the lint trap and is preventing the motor from turning.
Also if the dryer vent has been plugged causing the dryer to over heat a saftey fuse may have blown and needs replacement.
1. No power to the dryer Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.
2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever The dryer will not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.
Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.
Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.
3. Thermal fuse Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.
4. Timer Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).
**The most common issue here will be a defective Thermal fuse
If the dryer doesn't start or make any noise:
1) Be sure it is plugged in and turned on. If necessary, check the receptacle it's plugged into for power, using a working lamp, appliance, or voltage tester. Be aware that most electric dryers don?t plug into standard 120-volt receptacles?they operate on 240 volts. Make sure the door is closed completely, the timer is advanced to the proper position, and the correct cycle is selected.
2) If the receptacle is dead, check the circuit breaker or fuse that serves that circuit.
3) Unplug the dryer and check the power cord and the terminal block. If necessary, replace the cord.
4) Open the door and check the door switch. Press and release it: it should click each time. If it doesn't, it's probably broken. If you're experienced at home repair, you can remove the switch, test it, and replace it if needed; otherwise, call an appliance repair service.
5) If the dryer still doesn't work, a thermal fuse or other electrical or electronic parts may be faulty. Call a service person.