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Go to and enter WDL5490. With luck, you will be presented with a list of common replacement parts/assemblies and may be able to view a generic Hotpoint video showing disassembly with part/assembly identification.

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Best to contact the manufacturer or an appliance repair service. This is a car forum and we wouldn't have knowledge on you gas dryer.

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There should be a wiring diagram inside console where timer and switches are.

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If it uses a pilot light check to see if it is lit. If no pilot the electric starter is probably bad. If no pilot does it make light buzzing as it is trying to start, if not the starter is bad.

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Some thermostats such a cycling thermostat are resettable and automatically cycle on and off based on your temperature setting choices. Others such as a thermal fuse are not resettable and will blow if dryer gets to hot. That type has to be replaced after determining and correcting why it overheated.

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Maybe the things you are trying to dry are really soaking and it overloads the machine; have you tried hanging them up first to drip?

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No, check for broken drive belt.

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most switches have the thermostat as part of the switch
check that or replace the thermostat

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check the exhaust tube externally and internally for excess lint build-up on the sides. You may not have the vent obstructed, but you may have the venting restricted. Clean out lint if there is excess. It may need a good scraping/ brushing to help your machine breathe. Just an extra thought.

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the model number that comes up is DLL2650BPL you could have a bad igniter,gas coils or sensor but the only way to tell is by reading them out with a meter the igniter part number is WE4X444 gas coils are part 5303931775 and the sensor is part WE4X448 you can go here to see parts
if you have heat at the beginning and then no heat it will be the gas coils but one of the coils still could be bad and not work at all but check all parts with meter before you start ordering parts you don't want to change out good parts.

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The THERMAL Switch is detecting values higher than normal. This is to keep your dryer from over heating and causing a fire. This feature is a PROTECTION built into the dryer circuit and indicates you have a bad dryer heater needing replacement. At some point, you may be blowing a circuit breaker which is the second line of defense. Rather than having a FIRE...get a repair man to fix the Dryer NOW!

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check your vent system.hope this helps.

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call ge they'll know i think it's 1-800-gecares look at the model tag or manual to find number

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