The panel seems be working fine but when I push the start button all it does is make a clicking sound and the dryer wont start?
You will want to check the door switch to make sure that it is good and check the thermal fuse on the blower housing. Check both components by doing a continuity test on them. The door switch should have continuity when door is closed. The thermal fuse should always have continuity. If they do not then you would want to replace the component. If they both have continuity then you will want to test the motor to make sure that the motor is getting power to it. Also check the belt switch by the motor to make sure that it has continuity. If not then replace. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
I have a 2008 GE Dryer. Works in the Timed drying cycle but will not shut off in the Automatic mode. It dries the cloths but just keeps on running. I have moved the dryer out from the wall and disconnected the venting system and there is no difference. Still runs nonstop. Am I looking at a timer, or thermostat replacement? Ken
Answer Ken, You'll be looking for a thermostat or damaged resistor issue WE4M216, WE4M160 or WE4M255. When the regulating thermostat reaches temp and cycled open it closes the circuit to neutral and the timer motor runs, The safety thermostat has to remin closed during the whole cycle, or it opens and bypasses the timer motor, if the resistor has failed there,s no circuit to the timer motor during the auto cycle. If the timer works in timed dry, there's a 98% chance the problem is not the timer.
The dryer runs fine but does not shut off when the clothes are dry during an automatic cycle. During a timed cycle it shuts off normally after the number of minutes have counted down. What is the most likely problem? I have checked and there is no blockage in the ducting/venting. So, is it the timer resistor or the bias thermostat?
Answer Hello Rob,
The problem can be the operating thermostat, but it is much more likely that you have an excessively long and complicated exhaust duct or it has a crimp in it. If you have any flexible ducting at all, it can be the cause of the issue. I know you will argue the fact so I would like you to try an experiment. It will only take you less than five minutes. Pull the unit out from the wall and set the timer to an automatic cycle. Remove the duct from the dryer and turn it on. Within 2 minutes you will be able to notice that the timer has advanced. This proves that the ducting is at fault and any money you spend for replacement parts is money wasted because when you hook the duct back up to it, the problem will recur.