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GE Dryer Model GTD72EBSN0WS will not do anything


Premium Member
Aug 14, 2022
Model Number
1-5 years
GE Dryer Model GTD72EBSN0WS will not do anything when power button is hit. No lights come on when door is open. I checked breaker in the fuse box and everything looks to be in working order. I took the back panel off of the dryer and everything is working there as well. Could it just be the power cord?
First, you should have a dual breaker in your home breaker box, find the one that says DRYER, then turn them both OFF, then ON again and see if that fixes it.

If not, I've run into many dryers that will RUN and NOT HEAT or NOT RUN AT ALL on my service calls. You may have a broken wire from one of the hot legs that connects to the terminal block in the back of the dryer.

Unplug your dryer, and pull it out from the wall and remove the metal cover where your power cord connects to your dryer and see if any of the wires have burned.

You would need to check for 220-240 volts at the terminal block with a multimeter.

Put your multimeter leads on both ends of the terminal block, it should read 240 volts.

Remember Black & Red on the ends are HOT, White in the middle is NEUTRAL

Then put one of your meter leads in the middle of your terminal block and one on the end you should read 120 volts, then on the other end you should read 120 volts as well.

Look at this from another member that had this same issue:

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Here's a pic of the terminal block where the wire meets the dryer. Nothing appears burned. Using a voltage detector I it alerts to high voltage present on all ends and at the outlet. I did flip the dual breaker and back. Still nothing, when I press the power button no lights or anything; when opening the door no lights.


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Unplug the dryer, then Get the tech data sheet out from the console like Rick mentioned in post #5 here:

Then in the wiring diagram locate the main power wires coming into the control board and see if you get 120 volts across L(LINE) and N(NEUTRAL), with the dryer plugged in.

If so, and nothing lights up, then the control board is bad.

Here's the control board for your model:

Then you have a problem in your electrical wiring or breaker inside the house, you'll need a electrician to come out and fix it for you.
So your not getting 240 volts at the dryer terminal block where the power cord connects to it?

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