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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2013, 08:14:57 PM »
I don't understand why you need separate motors, tachometers and computer controls on a dryer. It drys clothes... That's it. Why re invent the wheel?

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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2013, 11:35:40 PM »
2 motors, 2 idler pulleys and the same shitty front and rear bearing design.

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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2013, 09:35:19 PM »
I have not serviced one of these yet, but it sounds like it has the same platform as the GE Harmony...with a separate blower and drum motor. The Harmony (electric) dryers were notorious of kicking off the heating circuit if the control didn't sense a sufficient airflow from the blower motor. I don't remember the details, but I think another technician discovered that triac(s) within the motor caused the motor to slow/stop until the entire unit is cooled enough. When the blower motor stops, the heating circuit is eliminated to prevent fire hazards.

I suppose it's possible that this gas dryer is wired such that if there isn't enough volume from the blower motor, the entire unit is shut off, rather than simply shutting off the heating circuit.

Let me know what you find out...and good luck!

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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2013, 05:13:43 AM »
Thanks for the input, it seems to me that all the fingers are pointing at the Motor and these bad boys are not cheap over $250. I hear. What a piece of crap just to dry clothes! What happened to the good-ole-days when these things were simple? I will let you know what I find.

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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2013, 01:30:28 PM »
A "plain Jane" wpl dryer such as a roper or estate is in my opinion the best way to go. Easy to work on. Cheap to repair. Last 25 years. Keep it simple.

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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2013, 08:42:48 PM »
exactly!

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Re: GE Profile Gas Dryer Shuts down after 10 seconds
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2013, 09:57:54 PM »
wp-lint filter comes out the top not in the door a great dryer.

 

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