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Dryer stopped drying.

I have taken the dryer apart to get to the hardware. I have applied power to it and turned it on now I can see that the blower is not running and also the heating element dosn't seem to be warming up. 1st, how do I check the fuses and where are they? 2nd, if the heater is not working will that cause the blower not to run and vise versa? I could also hear a sound that sounded like a quiet little beep intermitten down near the motors.

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  • William Foyer May 21, 2007

    Thanks for that info. It seems to be somthing in the blower motor because somtimes it works and then after a little while the blower tops woking. The heater also stops when the blower stops. Must be a saftey thing.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    my dryer will run but it will not heat but the heting element is still good i dont know were to look for the fuses.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    My GE Profile Harmony dryer heats at random. It seems like it gets hot then overheats and shuts down but the drum still turns. Once things cool down everything is back to normal again. I'm lucky to get 2 loads dried at a time.

    Please send any info to [email protected] that may help me solve this without a repairman. Thanks in advance!



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Electric dryers are equipped with a thermal fuse or thermal cut-out. They are usually located near the heating element next to the thermostat, and typically blow when there is an overheat condition (usually caused by poor air flow attributed to clogged ducting and/or lint build-up in the dryer). The thermal fuse (or cut-out) is a one-shot type of fuse. Once it blows it is non-resettable and must be replaced. In some model dryers when the fuse trips it will only disable the heating element and the dryer drum will still rotate. However, in some dryers when the fuse trips it will also disable the drive motor. I hope this helps.

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