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Ok here is my problem this dryer will heat up to dry clothes but it does not get hot enough

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Old 03-16-2012, 07:21 PM
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Question G E electric dryer won't get hot enough
Model Number: DPSR483EAOWW   Brand: GE   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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Ok here is my problem this dryer will heat up to dry clothes but it does not get hot enough to do them in the normal amount of time required i have clean the dryer exhaust from the vent to the blower wheel and tested it with the same results still not hot enough what else could possibly be causing this problem and what do i need to check first second and third to find the problem i know that i should have checked the blower wheel also, but didn't make the time before i reassemble it, i will check the blower wheel tomorrow to see if it is the problem just what do i need to look for that will cause this problem


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ge electric dryer will not heat at all. Runs fine but no heat. Checked three thermos and they are ok. Please help
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Check the heating element open the door press the door switch set the dryer to timed dry hi heat with the door open start the dryer let it run then notice if the dryer gets hot you will know because if it is the inside of the drum will start to glow amber and if it does not the element is bad and will need to be replaced
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Do you have the wiring diagram for the unit.
if not check inside the control console.

I cannot get the wiring diagram because GE likes to keep all tech info a secret.
Here is a link with some sample GE wiring diagrams (# 28).
The older style GE one does show which switches are close for the different cycles so is useful.

Could be that one of your elements is burned out.
Disconnect them when measuring to ensure that you do not read an alternate/parallel circuit path.

Also when checking for the elements getting red do not do it for very long as there is no air being pulled over the elements so you could burnout an element or blow a safety thermostat.

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The first thing to check when you have no heat is the power.
The light and timer use 120 volts but the elements require the full 240.
Try flipping the breaker off/on slowly a couple times. Sometimes you can loose half the line without actually tripping the breaker.
Check the voltage at the plug
L1 to L2 should be 240 volts
L1 to Neutral and L2 to Neutral, both should be 120 volts.
If OK
Unplug the unit and check the wires at the terminal strip in the machine to make sure none are loose or burned out
If OK
Check the power at the terminal strip.
Do this with the heater off and on.
Be careful as 240 volts is lethal !!!
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i have heat but not enough of it cause the drying time is longer than what it was before any idea as to what is the cause
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If one element is burned out you will only have half the heat.
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