dryer would run but no heat

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set
Wrench(Adjustable)

Todd From Clarksburg, OH

Feb 12, 2008

37 out of 49 people found this instruction helpful

first had to troubleshoot... used multimeter to check all switches, they were good.

then checked thermostats, good again.

then checked motor centrifugal switch.. good.

with multimeter i found continuity between heating coil leads and heater housing. coil had broken and welded itself to housing.

changed coil in short time with restring kit (which got here amazingly fast) and everything is great.

ps: PartsSelect got me the part super fast and it was what i needed. also at a great price. would order from them again.

added note: if i were to do this again i would order the porcelain insulators that insulate the leads to the coils, they were old and very fragile and i experienced some fragmentation.

thanks to PartsSelect

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heater 2-Coil Restring Kit - 240V

Part Number: PS265621

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