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Member Since 06 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2011 09:00 AM

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Overheating GE model DWSR463EG0WW

06 December 2011 - 10:38 PM

I have a GE Dryer (model DWSR463EG0WW) that began overheating this week. It smells like "burning" in less than a minute of starting a cycle and the top becomes too hot to touch.
I have disassembled the dryer and used the shopvac to clean all lint areas, I also removed the rear vent.

After removing the drum, I tested the resistance on all the thermostats and they appeared to be working. I then ran the dryer (without the drum) to examine the heating element. All coils get red hot within seconds and immediately smell like 'burning'. If I switch the settings to a "no heat, fluff cycle" the dryer runs fine and no heat moves through the coils.

I am at a loss. I thought it was a cycling thermostat problem, but then when the OHMs checked out okay I got confused. Also, the high limit thermostat never seemed to trigger any automatic shut off, regardless of the high temps.

Please help!! Dryer is in pieces and even though it's a GE, I need this piece of crap to work!

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