GE dryer troubleshooting

If the drying machine has lost its former efficiency, try to restore it to work on your own. See the manufacturer’s troubleshooting guidelines table. Before you call the master or take a decision to transport unit at a nearby workshop, look at the table of troubleshooting below.

GE profile dryer troubleshooting

OPERATIONPossible CausesWhat To Do
Control pads not respondingControls accidentally put in service mode• Press STOP
Dryer doesn 't startControl panel is “asleep”• This Is normal. Press START twice to choose the last cycle you itsed and to start the dry er.
Dryer is unplugged• Make sure die dryer plug is pushed completely into the outlet
Fuse is blown/ circuit breaker is tripped• Check the building’s fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Electric dryers use two fuses or breakers.
Dryer doesn't heatFuse is blown/ circuit breaker is tripped; the dryer may tumble but not heat• Check the building’s fuse/circuit breaker box and replace both fuses or reset both breakers. Your dryer may tumble if only one fuse is blown or one breaker tripped.
Gas service is off• Make sure gas shutoff at dry er and main shutoff are fully open.
UP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models)• Refill or replace tank Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
Dryer shakes or makes noiseSome shaking/noise is normal. Dryer may be sitting unevenly• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as necessary' until even.
Inconsistent drying timesType of heat• Drying time will vary according to the type of heat used. If you recently changed from an electric to a gas (natural or LP) dryer, or vice versa, the drying time could be different
Type of load and drying conditions• The load size, types of fabric, wetness of clothes and die length and condition of the exhaust system will affect drying times.
No numbers displayed during cycle, only lightsDryer is continuously monitoring the amount of moisture in the clothes• This Is normal. When the dryer senses a low level of moisture in the load, the dryer will display the dry time remaining.
Est. Time Remaining jumped to a lower numberThe estimated time may change when a smaller load than usual is drying• This Is normal.
Clothes are still wet and dryer shut off after a short timeThe door was opened mid-cycle. The load was then removed from the dryer and a new load put in without selecting a new cycle• A dry cycle might be reselected each time a new load is put in.
Small load• When drying only a few items, choose SPEED DRY or TIMED DRY.
Load was already dry except for collars and waistbands• Choose SPEED DRY or TIMED DRY to dry damp collars and waistbands. In the future, when drying a load with collars and waistbands, choose MORE DRY.
The DRY dryness level was chosen but load is still dampLoad consists of a mixture of heavy and light fabrics• When combining heavy and light fabrics in a load, choose MORE DRY.
Exhaust system is blocked• Inspect and clean exhaust system.
Cannot make a selection and the dryer beeps twiceThe DRYNESS LEVEL, HEAT SETTING or OPTION that you are trying to select is incompatible with the chosen dry cycle• This is normal.
Dryer is running but 00 is displayed in Est Time RemainingThe EXTEND TUMBLE option was chosen• This is normal. During extended tumbling, the time remaining is not displayed. The extended tumbling option lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Clothes are wrinkledOverdrying• Select a shorter drying time.
• Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture. Select a LESS DRY or DAMP setting.
Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends• Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang immediately, or use the EXTEND TUMBLE option.
Clothes shrinkSome fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Others can be safely washed, but will shrink in the dryer• To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exacdy.
• Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
• If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular item, do not machine wash or tumble dry it
Greasy spots on clothesImproper use of fabric softener• Follow directions on fabric softener package.
Drying dirty items with clean ones• Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can stain dean items and the dryer.
Clothes were not completely clean• Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the clothes are wet appear after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.
Lint on clothesLint filter is full• Clean lint screen before each load.
Improper sorting• Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors (like corduroy).
Static electricity can attract lint
Overloading• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Paper, tissue, etc., left in pockets• Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.
Static occursNo fabric softener was used• Try a fabric softener.
• Bounce Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been approved for use in all GE Dryers when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Overdrying• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust setting to LESS DRY or DAMP.
Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static• Try a fabric softener.
Collars and waistbands still wet at end of cycleThe dryness monitor senses that the body of the clothes is dry• Choose SPEED DRY or TIMED DRY to dry damp collars and waistbands. In the future, when drying a load with collars and waistbands, choose MORE DRY.
Clothes take too long to dryImproper sorting Large loads of heavy fabrics (like beach towels)• Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
• Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.
Controls improperly set• Match control settings to the load you are drying.
Lint filter is full• Clean lint filter before every load.
Improper or obstructed ductingCheck that the ductwork and ventilation are properly installed.
• Make sure ducting Is clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.
• Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
Check that the ductwork and ventilation are properly installed.
Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker• Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Overloading/combining loads• Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.
Underloading• If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.