How to Disassemble GE Dryer

If your GE dryer is not working properly, you will need to gain access to the internal parts of the dryer in order to find out what part is actually bad. Follow these instructions to disassemble your GE dryer:

  • Open the door and remove the screws to the top panel (Older models open up like a car hood, newer models remove the top panel completely).
  • Remove the 2 screws at the top of the front panel (Older models have 2 screws at the bottom of the front panel that need to be loosened)
  • The front panel can be swung open to the side (Older models go the right, newer models go the left)
  • To remove the drum on older models, there is a small access panel on the back of the dryer that has to be removed to take off the small clips holding the drum in place. Remove the belt from the idler and motor pulleys and you can lift the drum out from the front.
  • To remove the drum on newer models, there are 2 screws on each side about 6″ from the bottom of the dryer that need to be removed. Then, remove the belt from the idler and motor pulleys and lift the drum out the front.

You now have access to the internal parts of your GE dryer. Most electrical parts can be tested with a Ohm meter for continuity.

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