Have a GE electric dryer that's around 15 years old. The wife has been
claiming for the past couple of years it takes too long to dry a load
of laundry. I've cleaned it out and stood at the side of the house
where it blows out and swear it's got a good draft coming out. If you
take the clothes out of the tumbler immediately they seem pretty hot to
My question is can the filament be partly bad? Are there more than
one? What would be the best way to troubleshoot it myself? Thanks
"The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course." --
15 years on a electrical element. Sure was a good one.
Yes it is possible for the element to be partially bad ~5% of the time.
Time to measure the current draw on the appliance on high heat and a drum
full of wet clothes.
If you measure close to name plate then there might be an obstruction some
where you have not found.
15 years old, might be time for a new dryer.
try using it on a different cycle. like instead of
putting it on "high heat - timed dry" try switching
to "permanant press - more dry". It might keep
working another year or 2. Did you clean it inside?
Take the top off and look at all the crap in there.
Mine worked way better after I cleaned it out when
I had it apart to replace the belt.
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