drier didn't maintain heat

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Socket set

Francis From Redwood Shores, CA

Mar 13, 2011

1 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

the drier would heat up when i started the load but then failed to maintain the heat. it would make a rattling sound when it should heat up again. the burner was working but no gas was coming through.

turns out it was one of the coils, which is harder to repair. if you take off the control panel (there's two screws) you can see down into the back of the drier to determine if the burner is working or if the drier is heating up after you initiall turn it on.

if you need to get to the solinoid, you'll need to unscrew the hinges in the back that secure the top onto the base of the drier. after you remove the screws, you'll need to pop off the front of the dryer and then remove the front panel. they're all held in place by clips. the solenoid is on the botom of the drier and is easy to access

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock