How do you take apart a GE front load dryer?

How do you take apart a GE front load dryer?

Removing the Top and Front

  1. Disconnect power from dryer.
  2. Remove the screws inside the door that point upward.
  3. Lift the top up and off.
  4. If you are working on a very old model, you will have to loosen (don’t remove) two 5/16 screws at the bottom.
  5. Remove the screws on the inside top that point forward.

Where is thermal fuse on GE dryer?

In GE dryers, the thermal fuse–sometimes called a safety thermostat–is located behind the drum on the inside of the dryer. To access the thermal fuse you will need to open the dryer from the top.

Why is my GE dryer not spinning?

The most common reason for a GE dryer not spinning is typically a worn-out dryer belt. This thin rubber belt winds around the width of the dryer drum, suspended between two pulleys as it helps the drum turn. Over time, the belt can fray, tear, or break completely. If this occurs, the dryer drum won’t be able to turn.

How do I open my dryer to clean it?

To clean inside the dryer, unplug it and turn off the gas, then open either the top or the front. The procedure is the same for gas and electric dryers. For dryers with a top lint filter and a solid front panel, remove the lint filter and take out the two screws on the side of the lint filter opening.

How do you check a GE dryer vent?

Dryer – Things To Check For A Venting Issue

  1. Inspect the vent coming off the back of the dryer.
  2. If the dryer cannot rid itself of the excess heat and humidity it will build up inside the dryer drum.
  3. Clean the vent regularly by either vacuuming it or cleaning it with an appliance brush.

Why won’t my GE dryer turn on?

If your dryer will not run or start, check the following: Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the wall outlet. Check that the dryer door is closed tightly. Make sure that the cycle selection button is positioned on the desired temperature, fabric and drying time.

Why does my GE dryer keep stopping?

Your dryer will not work when the door is not firmly closed. If your dryer keeps shutting off in the middle of a cycle, it could be that the motion of the laundry is popping the door open. Whether it’s the door catch or the door strike (or both), replacing this small part is usually a fairly straightforward DIY fix.

Why is my GE dryer not drying clothes?

If your dryer won’t dry clothes but gets hot you may be facing the dangerous situation of clogged dryer vents or lint trapped inside your dryer. Over time, lint can accumulate in the dryer cabinet and vents that cuts off the dryer’s air supply. Use a dryer brush to clean extra long vent tubing. Reconnect vent tubing.

How do I know if the thermal fuse is blown?

To test if your thermal fuse has blown, touch the right side of your multimeter lead to the right side of the fuse, and repeat with the left multimeter lead. If the multimeter needle fails to move, this indicates the thermal fuse has blown.

How do you remove the drum on a GE dryer?

To remove the drum on a newer style GE dryer, once the front and top are removed, locate 2 screws about 6 inches from the floor on left and right side and remove them. This will allow you to “push” out the side panels a little to help the drum clear the front panel.

Where are the screws on a GE dryer?

Locate the screws inside the front panel ( picture one ) ( picture two ) at the top, remove these screws. The older style front should be moved off to the right side, while the newer front should be moved off to the left side …this is because of the door switch wires.

What to do if your GE dryer wont heat up?

Heating element: If your dryer does everything but heat up, there’s a good chance that its heating element is the number one suspect. Unfortunately, the heating element cannot be repaired, but it can be replaced. Refer to your model’s manual to find out how—or save yourself the strain by calling in your local GE Appliances Factory Service experts.

Where can I find the owner’s manual for a GE Appliance?

You can save paper and ink by printing only the pages for the language you need. Enter your appliance’s model number to download owner’s manuals, use and care manuals, installation information and energy guides. You can also access your GE Appliances Account to find manuals for all of your registered appliances.