Model #DCL333EA0WW GE Residential Dryer

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HAVING PROBLEM WITH MY DRYER... DCL333EA0WW Ge Electric dryer

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Marc -
July 15, 2013
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Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com

I am sorry and do understand your frustration when having trouble starting your dryer.

Looking at your GE model dryer DCL333EA0WW.  With the dryer hummng but not starting.   I would go with the start switch.   It is what sends the juice to the motor to turn over and go.  

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Larry L -
Sears Technician
July 16, 2013
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GE dryer shut off mid cycle, now won't restart

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I'm sorry to hear that your GE Dryer is acting up on you. I did some research for you and found this expert's answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices. I hope these links provided assist you.

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James -
January 18, 2012
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Thank you for your reply. The provided links don't really relate to my problem though. This was a one time thing, not a repeated intermittent issue. The dryer just shut off and now won't start again, and I've never had any issue until this point. Also, my dryer does not have a display, so there is no way to check error codes.

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James -
January 18, 2012
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Based on your symptom and details it sounds like the thermal limiter has failed breaking the voltage supply to the drive motor or a tripped house circuit breaker. Reset both house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer first. If it won't start after resetting the breakers I suspect an open thermal limiter. This could happen if there is a lack of airflow through the heating element and drum. A restricted venting system can also cause the thermal limiter to fail. The thermal limiter kit is part number WE25X10011 and can be ordered from Sears PartsDirect .

The thermal limiter is located on the inner side of the rear panel next to terminal block where the power cord attaches. It can be disconnected and tested for continuity with an Ohm meter.

If you feel confident in checking the thermal limiter; the top panel will have to hinged open to access the thermal limiter. See images below. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord before hinging the top open.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 19, 2012
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Thank you for your response. I was not able to check anything yesterday, but I will check this out when I am off of work today.

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James -
January 20, 2012
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What about the "high limit safety thermostat," would that no longer be operable as well?

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James -
January 20, 2012
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James: A faulty high limit thermostat would not prevent the dryer from starting but it could cause the thermal limiter to open because of over heating.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 20, 2012
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Okay. Thank you very much. I will follow up later.

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James -
January 20, 2012
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Sorry, I was out of town for the weekend, but here is my follow up. A local repair shop had the thermal limiter, so I stopped by and picked one up and installed it in the machine. I tested it out, and it seemed to be working. Then I tried to dry a load of clothes and it quit maybe 10 minutes into drying. Now it will not start again. The vents are clear. What could this be caused by? Thanks again.

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James -
January 23, 2012
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James: If the heating element is broken and shorted to ground the heating element can remain on. If there is restriction in the airflow the thermal limiter can fail. Double check the venting system and remove the lint filter and look down into the duct for any restrictions. Shut the door and turn the timer on but do not start it after replacing the thermal limiter. It the heater comes on without the motor running, this could be caused by a broken and shorted heating element or a stuck contact in the motor centrifugal switch.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 23, 2012
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Thanks. I will check again later today. I suppose the end of the exhaust (outside) could be plugged - I did forget to check there. When I first tested the dryer I held the door open and observed it with the door switch closed. I could see the element glow and then "cycle off" - I assume it is to get hot, cool down, then get hot again in cycles - it appeared it was doing this. If it was shorted would it just continue to glow until it blew the limiter? Thank you.

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James -
January 23, 2012
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