Dryer would not start

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Joshua From Dallas, TX

May 06, 2009

11 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

The end repair was very simple and took minimal effort. The time and difficulty was all in the testing. I disassembled the dryer and removed the drum and then hard wired each thermo-fuse to determine where the fault was. After test all of those I was stumped. When I opened the door the light would not come on so I assumed it was a power fault closer to the source. However after all of my testing I couldn't find anything wrong. I then removed the light bulb and realized it was burned out which led me to the door switch being the fault. I removed the switch and soldered the three wire together and the dryer started right up! All I had to do was order a new $15 part, unsolder the wires and plug them in. Would have been so much simpler if that light bulb hadn't of been burned out causing me to over think my diagnosis. This was my first major appliance repair and I did it with only the help of the parts diagram provided on the website.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Switch

Part Number: PS2344321

$14.73
In Stock