GE Dryer Timer terminal point melted

Old 02-17-22, 02:03 PM
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GE Dryer Timer terminal point melted

Hello everyone,

I have a GTDP200EMWW GE electric dryer which had a defective timer which I replaced over a year ago. As part of this replacement I had to add a new wire for the S terminal since the other one was too short and the quick disconnect terminal had broken. The connectivity of it seems fine.

I noticed that the dryer, after a year automatically shuts off after two minutes so I looked at the timer and the B terminal was really hot and the plastic has melted. Purchased another one and a week after same thing happened. Can't find another timer and I'm using an OEM one. Note that I should have most probably replaced that B wire but the end of that wire must be at the back of the machine which is hard to replace.

Can anyone help me troubleshoot? Could my "new" wire be adding too much resistance, would this cause something like that? Is this symptomatic of something else?

Thank you


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Old 02-17-22, 08:18 PM
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That slide on connection must fit tight. A loose connection will create heat.

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