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My ge dryer ( model # dde5900ral ) does not always provide heat during the drying process in the regular drying modes. I have found that I can place the dial to timed dry between the 90 & 120 minutes and it drys my clothes most of the time. At times it will provide heat during this timed peroid and at other time it only blows cold air. What are some of the possible parts that I should look at to solve the problem?

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  • joines Nov 08, 2010

    Danial,



    This not a gas dryer. Why would a circuit breaker problem let the dryer work sometimes and not others?





    Jim

  • joines Nov 08, 2010

    Daniel,



    How do I get to this part and what is the name and part # I need to order?





    Jim

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Hi


1.Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working.
2.Check for the continuity of the heating element in your gas dryer using a multimeter. Replace the element if continuity is not there.
3.Inspect the thermal fuse if it is burnt out, it is attached to the exhaust duct on the back panel of the gas dryer. Replace if necessary.
4.Check the igniter by first disconnecting it, and then place the probes onto the two contacts of the igniter. The meter should read under 100 Ohms of resistance, if it is above 100 then replace the igniter.
5.Check the continuity on the flame sensor. The sensors are usually located close by the igniter so are easily visible.

Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.

Daniel

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

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    Daniel Scott Nov 08, 2010

    Hi



    This issue is due to a faulty thermostat. When the dryer overheats, the thermostat cuts off the power to the dryer. When the thermostat is faulty then these kind of issues happen frequently. You can check the thermostat for continuity using a multimeter. Please check part#315 and 316 in the diagram---








    Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.

    Daniel

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Nov 08, 2010

    The name of the part# is thermostat and if you have checked the diagram you'll know what parts needs to be checked.

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