I have a 4-5 year old GE electric dryer that doesn't seem to dry clothes. I have taken it apart and cleaned every bit of lint out of the machine. The drum came off, the back heater plate. I mean everything was cleaned and there's no lint at all anywhere. I have brushed the inside of my vertical lint pipe that exits thru my roof and there is no blockage for the first 12 feet that the brush went up it. I have replaced the heater element, high safety thermostat, and the thermal fuse. The inlet control thermostat is on the way in the mail still. The dryer just won't dry clothes like it used to. Granted, it's 4-5 years old, but it takes about 3 full cycles to dry 6-8 towels. I hate to see my electric bill next month. What else is there to replace? The dryer gets warm, but not hot like it used to. Any suggestions? There's only 1 thermostat and a blower thermostat and the main board left to replace.
Answer Hello Tim,
This sounds like an air flow issue. Since you have 15 feet of exhaust ducting that runs straight up, you should consider an auxiliary dryer exhaust fan. Since the dryer is normally not able to handle this sort of a load and the back pressure created will cause the heat, lint, and moisture to blow past the felt seals, back into the cabinet where it gets re-circulated across the clothes again, the additional help in moving the air will help greatly in shortening the dry time. This will be considered an accessory so you will have to contact an authorized dealership to order one.
I'm looking for the wiring harness that attach to the main power board on this model. I know the board is WE4M488.
Answer Hello Michael! Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not offer a wiring harness for this given model. Sorry about that!
My ge dryer is showing e61 code. What does this mean?
Answer Hello Greg. L2 and N incorrectly wired (ac input too high). If not, replace the control board in the unit.