My GE dryer has no heat. The dryer turns and will run for hours (would never stop without interference) but the load may take all day to dry, because there is no heat whatsoever. Do I need an element and is it something that I can replace myself, or do I need to hire an appliance repairman to complete the job. If I have someone come to do the job, how long should I expect it to take? It appears that the part is about $100. The dryer I have is about 10 years old (maybe more). I put $150 in it this summer and now it looks like I could be spending that again or more. Will I be throwing good money after bad to do another repair? Should I just begin looking for a replacement machine?
ANSWER Hello Wendy. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, October 14, 2013