electric dryer stopped heating - the thermostat got very hot

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Ignas From Midpines, CA

Jun 03, 2009

2 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

The numbers on the metal plates were the JC Penney numbers - that no one recognizes. I eventually found the model number inside the timer case on a printed schematic. I started by disassembling whatever metal covers were removable by finding sheet metal screws and unscrewing them. If you pull on the sheet metal covers, you can find where they are connected to the frame. Eventually, I found that both the heating element was broken and the thermostat was fried. It took a while looking at various websites to find the proper parts. It's all OK now.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Cycling Thermostat - Limit: 135/155

Part Number: PS384006

In Stock