- 1 Where is the thermal switch on a GE dryer?
- 2 How do you know if the heating element is bad in my dryer?
- 3 Why is my new GE dryer not heating?
- 4 How do I know if the thermal fuse is blown?
- 5 How do you fix a dryer that does not heat?
- 6 Do GE dryers have a reset button?
- 7 What causes a heating element to burn out in a dryer?
- 8 How hard is it to replace a dryer heating element?
- 9 How much does it cost to replace a heating element in a dryer?
Where is the thermal switch on a GE dryer?
In GE dryers, the thermal fuse–sometimes called a safety thermostat–is located behind the drum on the inside of the dryer. To access the thermal fuse you will need to open the dryer from the top. Though it may sound a bit daunting, opening the top of the dryer to reveal its inner workings is surprisingly simple.
How do you know if the heating element is bad in my dryer?
Inspect the metal wire coil for any breaks in the wire. If the wire is solid and has no breaks in it, the heating element should be good. If the wire has a break in it, the heating element is defective.
Why is my new GE dryer not heating?
The high limit thermostat can cause GE dryers not to heat. This is most likely caused by the dryer vent being stopped up, so if the high limit is bad, check the vent. To check the high limit, first unplug dryer. Then take the top off by removing the two screws in the door (the only two pointing up) and lift up the top.
How do I know if the thermal fuse is blown?
Touch the left multimeter lead to the left side of the thermal fuse; touch the right multimeter lead to the right side of the fuse. Keep an eye on the multimeter needle; a needle that fails to move indicates a blown thermal fuse.
How do you fix a dryer that does not heat?
Unplug your dryer and remove the back panel to access the thermal fuse(s). Remove the thermal fuse(s) from the dryer to test it. It is usually found on the heating element and/or blower housing. Using a multi-meter on the Rx1 setting, touch the terminals with the probes to test for continuity.
Many dryers are equipped with a reset button on the control panel. If the motor won’t run, let the dryer cool for about ten minutes.
What causes a heating element to burn out in a dryer?
A dryer’s heating element operates on the same principle as the coil in an electric heater. It consists of an uninsulated metal conductor and when an electric current passes through it, its resistance to the flow of electricity makes it heat up. If the coil gets too hot, it burns out.
How hard is it to replace a dryer heating element?
Fortunately, replacing a heating element isn’t a terribly difficult job. You can usually find a replacement heating element at a local hardware store or online by searching for your dryer model number. Once you have the part, unplug the dryer, remove the back panel, remove the connections and install the new one.
How much does it cost to replace a heating element in a dryer?
A new heating element is usually between $40 and $100. This part might cost as low as $30 and as high as $200 or more, depending on the type of dryer.