How do I know if my GE dryer timer is bad?
Clip or touch one probe to the terminal from which you removed the wire. Touch the other probe to one of the other terminals. You should get a reading of zero. If you get a high reading, then the timer motor is bad and it’s time to replace it.
Why is the timer on my dryer not moving?
The timer contacts control the dryer motor as well as the heat circuit and the timer motor itself. A defective timer motor or a defect in the timer’s electrical contacts can cause the timer motor to fail and the timer will need to be replaced.
Why does my GE dryer stop after 5 minutes?
Drum Belt. The most common cause of a dryer shutting off after a few minutes is a broken or faulty drive belt. The drive belt goes around the dryer drum, idler pulley, and the motor pulley and helps the dryer to rotate when operating. If it is defective, the dryer won’t work correctly.
How much does it cost to replace a dryer timer?
Replacing a dryer timer motor costs between $150 and $300. The dryer timer motor tracks the time of your drying cycles and turns the dryer off when the correct time elapses. If your timer motor breaks, the timer may not advance correctly when you start a cycle, and the dryer will keep running.
Why does my GE electric dryer keep shutting off?
MOISTURE SENSOR If the sensor is defective or dirty, it may fail to detect moisture and inadvertently tell the dryer to shut off when the laundry is still wet.
How do you reset a GE dryer sensor?
How do you reset a GE dryer? Turn the dryer off, then on again to reset it. Or you can press the reset button on the dryer plug.
Why is my GE dryer shutting off mid cycle?
If your dryer keeps shutting off in the middle of a cycle, it could be that the motion of the laundry is popping the door open. Whether it’s the door catch or the door strike (or both), replacing this small part is usually a fairly straightforward DIY fix.