Model #DDE7608MAL GE residential dryer

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dryer won't heat - safety thermostat?


Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Note: Do not run the dryer with drum out or it can cause the high limit and/or safety thermostat to open and cause the heater to turn off because of no air flow across the heaters. Once the high limit or safety thermostat opens it will take it a while for it to cool and reset/close before it will allow the heater to come on.

Since you see it heating the dryer is getting the proper voltage.

If both heating coils tests Okay, then it may have faulty timer, temperature switch or even a possible failure in the motor centrifugal switch. There should be a technical data sheet located inside the control panel that will have the wiring diagram and some trouble shooting tips. Just remember that the heating element requires 220 volts in order to heat. The motor switch must close M1 and M2 in order to complete the L2 voltage path to one terminal of the heating element and the other leg of voltage is provided to the other heating element terminal when timer contact B and A closes which is then routed through the temperature switch and thermostats before reaching the heating element.

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
April 25, 2011