Gas Dryer - Runs But Does Not Heat

To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.


If your gas dryer runs but does not heat, please check the following:

  • Make sure you have the right cycle selection, fabric setting and temperature selection. The cycle should be set to a dry cycle and not fluff or cool down.

  • Make sure the front of dryer is not blocked. Proper air flow is needed for the dryer to dry properly.

  • The dryer should be on a separate, dedicated 120 volt outlet.

  • Make sure the gas line has been turned on for new installations. If the gas line is turned on and the unit runs but still does not heat, we suggest that you contact service.


For information on electric dryers, see Electric Dryer - Runs But Does Not Heat.


If the above suggestions do not resolve the issue, service may be needed. For service, please schedule an appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.