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Thread: Old GE Dryer Cool-Down doesn't

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    Default Old GE Dryer Cool-Down doesn't

    Hope you can help. I've read all I can here and don't find my exact problem. I have an older GE electric dryer, Model #DDC0580VALWH, and it has always worked great until this week. I usually dry on the permanent press cycle, with the cool-down, but it stopped cooling down. It shuts off as usual, when it hits the end of the cycle, but the clothes are really hot and wrinkled. I suspect it's a thermostat problem, or a timer switch. Is there some way I can test for the problem before I have to lay out the big bucks for a part? Thanks for this site. It's great!

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    Hi,

    Should hear two clicks when the dryer goes to the off position. First is the cool down where the heat contact opens up in the timer and next is the motor contact opening up where the dryer shuts down. Timer contacts ( power off ) can be ohmed with an ohm meter and the dryers wire diagram to see if the heat switch is welded closed or opening up like it should.
    A shorted to ground heating element may also make the cool down hot.

    jeff.
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    Jeff,
    Thanks so much for your help. I'll check this out (-- but it may be a while before I can get to it). We have a spare parts machine we may be able to rob, if needed. Thanks again.

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    If you get a chance, let us know what you find/see

    jeff.
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