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Drier wont start

Is there a thermal fuse or something of the sort that will prevent this drier to quit working when overheated. the outlet was clogged and killed the drier. i just need to know what i need to change. thanks

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  • mamaw gee Jun 09, 2008

    I bought this dryer 1 year ago and it won't start at all. I have turned off the circuit breaker switch and turned it back on, I have unplugged the dryer from the wall and still nothing. I was wondering also if there was a fuse on the actual dryer that needs to be replaced.

    Model # DBXR463ED1WW

  • manic_mama70 Aug 19, 2008

    Our ge dryer was working just fine and then we had a brief power outage and the switch quit working. We were also wondering if there was some kind of fuse or switch that we need to fix to get the dryer going again???

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Yes there is a thermo fuse in the dryer eather on the element houseing are on the inside back by the houseing

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