ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer
Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
Turned off gas and unplugged power. Removed gas line and vent tube. Removed the light bulb. Took the door off. Removed two screws from the top, inside part of the door jamb and removed the top, but not the control panel. Removed the front panel. I took a picture of the wiring that leads to the light to ensure proper reconnection. Unhooked the belt from the tension bar and removed the belt, then pulled the drum out. The cycling thermostat is held in place by 2 "wings" and pressure. Removed connections from old and installed on the new. Snapped the new cycling thermostat in place. Then reversed the order to reinstall everything. Drum, belt around drum then tensioner, connected light wiring, installed the front panel, ensuring proper alignment on the felt in the lower bearing. Installed the top and screwed it back on the front panel. Reinstalled door. Reinstalled the light bulb. Using NEW gas line plumbers tape, installed the gas hose. Installed the vent tube. Have done at least 10 loads of laundry with no problems.