Asked by: Sorinel Gerg
asked in category: General Last Updated: 24th February, 2020

Why does my GE dryer keep stopping?

Clogged vent line: If hot air is not venting properly, your dryer will overheat and shut down. A clogged or kinked vent line is relatively easy to remedy, but a replacement part may be needed if damage has accrued over time.

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Beside this, why would a dryer keep shutting off?

Most likely, a thermal overload switch is shutting down the dryer because it's getting too hot or the motor is overworking. A gas dryer can get too hot if the vent is clogged and, eventually, this can damage the motor. Or the overload switch itself can go bad. The timer can be broken, too.

Furthermore, why does my dryer stop after a few minutes? Dryer: Starts then stops. If an electric dryer starts but then stops before the load is dry, a clogged exhaust vent may have caused the dryer to overheat and trip the thermal fuse. A bad drive motor, failed timer or faulty electronic control board can also stop the dryer before the cycle ends.

Then, why does my GE dryer stop mid cycle?

First unplug it for 5 minutes to allow it to reset. The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced.

How do I know if my dryer vent is clogged?

How To Tell If Dryer Vent Is Clogged

  1. Excess Dry Times. One of the first signs that your dryer vent is clogged is when your clothes are no longer fully drying during a regular dry cycle.
  2. Burning Smell. Have you noticed a burnt odor coming from your dryer whenever you have a load going?
  3. Hot Exterior.
  4. Sizable Lint.

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