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Dryers - Dryer Runs, But Does Not Heat

To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
  • Make sure you have the right timer selection, fabric setting, and temperature selection. The timer should be set to dry and not fluff or cool down. Move timer pointer to mid-range selection.


  • Make sure front of dryer is not blocked; air flow is needed to dry.
Electric models:
  • The dryer should be on a separate electrical outlet.


  • Check the circuit breaker/fuses.


  • Safety First - turn circuit breaker to the OFF position or remove fuses. At the back of the dryer, locate the power cord and unplug it from the wall.

  • Check the power cord. The power cord may have a burned, broken, or loose connection at the back of the dryer.

    The power cord of the dryer connects to a terminal block at the rear of the dryer. A metal plate covers this terminal block. Remove the screws holding the metal plate in place to access the terminal block connections. Check the power cord; look for burnt, broken, frayed, or loose wire connections. If wires and/or terminal connections are burned, broken, or frayed, then replacement of both will be necessary.



Gas models:

  • Make sure the gas line has been turned on for new installations.If the gas line is turned on and the unit runs, but it still does not heat, contact service.
If the above suggestions do not resolve the issue, service may be needed. If you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Consumer Service or to schedule a service appointment on-line.