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RandyR

GE Electric Dryer

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Hi, I just found my dryer, a GE about 4 years old, apparently the heating element is staying on when the machine is off, because the cabinet is warm. I was taking clothes out of the washer and heard a click, like something switched off, so I felt the machine, and it was warm. The dial was left "On" last time clothes were removed from the machine (I suppose it stopped when the door was opened).

This is the machine I got free and replaced the heating element; I must have not gotten the wires plugged in quite correctly. Can anyone assist with the location of the wires?

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Sure woud like to see a model number here....Look to see if the element is grounded to the canister or ceramic holder as this would make it feed voltage thru the whole dryer unless it is in the off postition or unplugged and the element would never shut off since all of the safety systems are bypassed.  Unplug this till the problem is solved since you have 240 volts feeding thru the whole dryer including the case if this is the problem.

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OK Good Idea. Model is DPSR473EWOWW

The element is OFF when the timer dial is set to an OFF position; also, the element does not stay on; it cycles, presumably due to the overtemp limit control.

 

 

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The element cannot come on unless the MOTOR is running unless the heating circuit is grounded some way..

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Recently I've run into a couple of motor switches gone bad. The contacts are fusing and melting the switch. Might want to check that.

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