View Full Version : Dryer is out

03-13-2011, 02:42 PM
Ah, Murphy's law. The extended warranty I paid for expired in Dec, today, 5 minutes after throwing in a load of wet clothes the dryer made a clong noise louder enough to scare the cat. It shut off, and smelled like something was burning. I shut if off totally, unplugged it, and didn't like how hot the outside felt. I stupidly, opened the door not thinking, I could had had a real bad hair day, but thankfully, it was just scalding heat coming out and not flames.

What happened? A belt? ?

03-13-2011, 03:11 PM
Probably, and then the heat sensor took a bit to shut down.

Hang the clothes outside facing west, a good hot cloud of gas is incoming. But do not wear them for about 68,000 years after they dry.

03-13-2011, 05:29 PM
That's funny. They are hanging in my diningroom probably staining my wooden chairs. I just went out and had Sushi with my brother, I was hoping he would come inside to look at it, but he had to get to lay down for work later tonite. Tomorrow, I will pull it apart and see, if I can find anything. I don't know much about dryers other than I know I need one.

03-13-2011, 05:43 PM
What's the brand & model # Cookie?
I'll look it up for you...
Dryers are easy....
Washers? Not So!

03-13-2011, 05:49 PM
Red, it is a GE, I have to go look for the model.
Okay, here go,
SER ZH807560A

03-13-2011, 06:44 PM
Here is all your parts and diagrams....


Usually a couple of spring clips hold on a major panel like the top or front and you just push in on the clips and you are in.
The belt is only $10.82

03-13-2011, 06:59 PM
I am going to pull it apart tomorrow before work, thank you Red for all the work in finding it.

03-16-2011, 11:09 PM
What did you find inside?

04-14-2011, 09:13 AM
Thank you all, the dryer is now fixed. It was just a belt.