Hello, The dryer will not start, acts as though not pulgged in. The dryer is 2 yrs old. began operating erraticly, wife said it ran for 2 mins. was hot, then shut off. Checked the vent...clean, the exhaust vent was clogged due to lint getting past the screen unit. replaced vent hose. jumpered two of the thermostats, still didn't run. Will not start, nothing happens. Did not check the third thermostat/fuse because it has 4 wires. Not sure what to do. 2 blue and 2 white on the thermostat. How do I check this and is there anything else to check? I think it is associated with the over heating due to a restricted vent, but what to do?
House circuit breaker is set, never tripped. I will check for curent at the 240 volt plug. That's the end of my knowledge.
These dryers are bad for burning off wires at the motor - visual check there, as well as the door switch will stop the dryer from running. The thermostats you are looking at only control the heat - not the motor. Also like to burn off wires at the main terminal block where the main 240 volt cable attaches to the dryer.
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I finally had a GE authorized tech come to our house, because we've had the same problem on and off for about 2 yrs. Our's is 5 1/2 yrs old, and the problem was the blower motor, which is hard to get to, and the nut holding the fan in place is also put on going the "opposite" direction. (So lefty loosey, righty tighty doesn't work for this one) The Tech told me in all his years he has never replaced a heater in any of these, and it has 2. The usual problem is the blower motor has gone bad. It's working great now, and it was $470 to fix, but still cheaper than a new one....
I had the same problem and this is how I fixed it ,,, i did a comfortor ,very heavy when wet .....next day i tried to do a new load ...when I turned start button all i got was a hum... I removed screws just inside door at top of lip this releases top of dryer,,,, exposing drum i rotated drum clockwise to check condition of belt ....looked good ....mine is 7 yrs old ...to soon to be motor problem ....so while turning drum i held start button on and finally motor kicked in and this solved my problem...you might be able to accomplish this without taking of panel ..though you wont be able to see belt ....by turning the drum from inside dryer while someone else turns on start button