You said, GE dryer #DBXR463ED2WW does not start and power is going to dryer
Here are the 5 most common reasons for your Electric dryer not to start.
The door switch must be
operative before the dryer will start. Ensure the door switch strike is
properly actuating the switch and if so, check the door switch for
continuity with an ohmmeter for proper operation.
Faulty Drive Motor
If the motor will not
start, it is possible it is defective. The wiring of the motor is
different for each brand and you will need to refer to the wiring
diagram of your dryer for the specific terminal locations. You will
need to use a volt/ohm meter to check for resistance between the run
winding and common (may be referred to a neutral). If there is no
resistance, the motor is open and will need to be replaced.
motor bearings can also go bad. A dryer with a motor in this condition
can sometimes be started by hand and it will run. However when the
motor gets hot the bearings begin to seize and the motor will stop. In
this condition you must also replace the motor.
Electric dryers you will need to check the heat element for resistance.
With the power disconnected, remove the two wires connecting to the
heat element and check the resistance of the heat element by using a
volt/ohm meter. The resistance should be between 5 and 50 ohms of
resistance. If there is no reading the element is defective and will
need to be replaced.
If the element is not receiving power it is likely that one of the thermostats
The thermal fuse is in series with one leg of power to the motor. If the fuse is open (no continuity) the motor will not run.Location:
The thermal fuse is located in different locations according to the model and brand of dryer. Solution:
Check the thermal fuse for continuity with a volt/ohm meter. If it is open, it will need to be replaced.
The timer is the source
for power to the motor and if the timer contacts are defective, there
will be no power getting to the motor. Since the wiring is different
between brands and models, you will need to refer to your wiring
diagram for terminal locations. Once you have located the correct
terminal for the motor operation, you will need to turn on the dryer
and check for 110v from the timer terminal for motor operation and the
chassis ground. If you have the voltage, the timer is most likely okay
and the problem is elsewhere. If there is no voltage, the timer is
defective and must be replaced.
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