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GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:20:23 AM »
I have a GE Profile Gas Dryer - Model # DPVH880GJMG Front Load Gas Dryer (7.5 Cubic Feet) that shuts down after only 10 seconds of run time, 1st time I'm working on one of these bad boys. They have 2 separate motors, one for the drive belt another motor for the blower fan. Once again the tech sheet is missing on this Dryer so I can't even run a Diagnostic test. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The Dryer will start up again time and time again but shuts off after only 10 seconds????


Anyone happen to have a tech sheet to this one? I would even consider buying a Service Manual just to have around in the event I run into this type of machine again.


Thanks again.

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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 12:08:39 PM »
Can you post any photos of the machine? I would say the thermistor is open and the control cannot get a reading then it shuts down. On a gas dryer the fuse also if it is bad usually means the gas assembly won't get power. I am leaning toward an open or shorted thermitor though. Let us know what you find out
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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 02:03:31 PM »
Do you know the part # for the thermistor?


There are three thermostats listed: outlet control (#240), Rack Dry Thermostat (#197), T-Stat Out Thermostat (#230)


Do you know which one is the Thermistor. Parts diagram does not list Thermistor

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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 06:27:55 PM »
I could not find a service manual or tech sheet for this model, sorry.

I did find a similar topic on a similar GE model dryer, but the topic starter never did come back and let us know what the solution ended up being. :(

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=9616.0

Maybe another tech will be able to help us out.
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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 09:14:26 PM »
I would think it would be the outlet control WE4M448 or WE4M300 see if any of em is open parts 230 and/or maybe 240:

http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/G1212171-00005.png


Note: above link was the only one I could find.
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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 12:51:53 PM »
Any chance you know how to get into the diagnostics. There's no tech sheet just a schematic

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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 03:11:06 PM »
JW I just replaced the thermistor on this unit, (#240) it came in today. I ohm'd out all the thermostats with no luck. The Dryer will start but shuts off once the start button is pushed - It only runs 6 seconds then clicks off. I can push the button again but same issue - shuts off after another 6 seconds. Tried different settings and everything. Anything else I can try - I tried to download a picture of this bad boy but file is too big. This is a newer Fancy Dryer with the triangle looking door.


Called GE and they said I need Service Manual Publication # 31-9167 - They wouldn't tell me how to get this machine into Diagnostic mode either.

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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 03:37:11 PM »
Check my cache of service manual for 31-9167 and come up empty. :(

Hopefully one of our other members can locate a copy for us.

Here is the photo of the dryer Blaiser emailed me.
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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 05:51:16 PM »
I found this on a google search. Better than nothing i guess.
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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 07:41:05 PM »
LowSL2 - THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE BROCHURE.


FYI - To get into Diagnostics you have to have the dryer plugged in but display OFF.


Press "MY CYCLE" button, then the "DELAY START" button, then "MY CYCLE" button, then the "DELAY START" Button - this will get you into the Diagnostic Screen that says "SERVICE MODE TEST". Let you know how I faired out!

 

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