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Author Topic: GE Gas Dryer DPXR475GW - stops heating  (Read 110 times)

Offline LearningDIY

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GE Gas Dryer DPXR475GW - stops heating
« on: April 30, 2015, 01:57:24 PM »
I have a GE Gas Dryer, DPXR475GW, that starts and runs, but the burner stops after 10 - 12 minutes.
Restarting the dryer, the burner no longer turns on, drum spins normally.
If the dryer cools down for an hour or more, it will run with heat for 10 - 12 minutes.
Same operation with different heat settings.

First item I checked was for lint blocking the exhaust path, from the lint tray to the exterior vent, found some and cleaned it out. I went so far as to disassemble the cabinet and clean out all ducts in the machine.

While I was checking for lint, I removed electrical thermostat located on the blower housing, and noticed a slight rattle.( p/n 540B146P011)
How do I test the thermostat ?

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Re: GE Gas Dryer DPXR475GW - stops heating
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2015, 02:24:47 PM »
It sounds like a typical valve coil problem.  The Whirlpool set, 279834, will work and costs less than a single GE coil.

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Re: GE Gas Dryer DPXR475GW - stops heating
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2015, 02:55:54 PM »
I agree with tgoods.Most likely black coils on valve.Part #279834 This would be the thermostat part # on blower
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« Last Edit: April 30, 2015, 03:12:52 PM by dab147315 »

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Re: GE Gas Dryer DPXR475GW - stops heating
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 11:47:40 AM »
Thank You both for your input on the most likely cause of the problem.
I went ahead and ordered the part from AppliancePartsPros, yesterday, due in today !
Thanks to tgoods for the fiscally responsible alternative part number.

Will post an update after I install the parts.

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Re: GE Gas Dryer DPXR475GW - stops heating
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2015, 04:46:09 PM »
Excellent News, New Gas Valve coils installed, the dryer is working normally.
You Guys saved me from replacing the more expensive Drum outlet thermostat, which cost over three times more.

I am impressed by the "How to replace the Part" video, clear and concise instuctions on disassembly of the dryer cabinet, along with tips for installing the Gas Valve Coils. The valve shaft sleeve did stay in the old coil when it was removed.

Tip on checking the Dryer Heat output: I used a Indoor- Outdoor Thermometer with the Outside Temp. sensor on a 10 ft. wire. By placing the Temp. sensor at the vent outlet, I could see how the dryer heat output was dropping over time, until the buner stoppped working altogether.


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Re: GE Gas Dryer DPXR475GW - stops heating
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2015, 02:37:38 PM »
Nice! Thanks for the update.

 

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