GE Gas Dryer - Replaced Thermal Fuse, which promptly went out again


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Old 08-31-13, 03:32 PM
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GE Gas Dryer - Replaced Thermal Fuse, which promptly went out again

Have a GE gas dryer, for which the heat quit working. Pulled everything apart, checked the various fuses, thermostat, ignitor, with a meter. One thermal fuse was bad, so replaced it. Immediately upon heating up, it promptly went out again on the first dryer load. The vent is clear and cleaned out, the fan appears to be working fine, etc. Wondering if anyone has any other quick insight before I just start replacing parts one at a time.
 
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Old 08-31-13, 05:39 PM
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Going to need the full model #.
 
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Old 08-31-13, 07:28 PM
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If the fuse is blowing, then I would have to think you do indeed have an overheating problem. You said the vent is clear, but what about the internals of the dryer? I remember one on a ship I was on (electric) and it kept tripping off even though we were using one of those bucket full of water lint trap contraptions. Turned out the internal airflow paths were almost totally clogged.
 
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Old 09-01-13, 04:28 AM
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Blower wheel may be slipping on shaft, (usually nosiey) Try dryer with vent disconnected from back.
 
 

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