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Offline jaburdine

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GE won't dry
« on: October 01, 2009, 08:31:22 PM »
need help! our ge profile harmony dryer has a mind of its own, 90% of the time it will not dry...we have ran the diagnostics to no avail, taken apart and cleared all lint, and ran diagnostic on sensor bars they appear okay as well...any ideas???

Model dpgt750e

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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 09:19:24 PM »
I am thinking maybe you have 2 rows of heating element and one row maybe is burned out.

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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 09:45:35 PM »
Would that allow the dryer to be really hot and dry a load then all of a sudden not dry the next 2 or 3 loads???  I thought if an element went out then you would not have any heat ever??? No?

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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 06:34:39 AM »
GE dryers have the 2 sets of element coils as JW mentioned, but in some cases a coil will sag down and touch the other coil or the metal housing, causing overheating/underheating, etc. You best bet is to disassemble the dryer, removing the drum, so you can visually check them. Also pay attention to the ceramic insulators which hold the elements away from the housing. If one or more has cracked it will bleed current.
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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2009, 05:57:12 PM »
Okay, so we "caught the dryer in the act" it was running and we ran a diagnostic test...no RPMs this time on the blower...and it was not drying so can the blower just work some of the time???  Is this something that can be repaired fairly easily?

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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2009, 06:10:15 PM »
"Easily" is not easy to define when I know nothing of your mechanical abilities :)

I have a personal copy of the Harmony Dryer Repair Manual which I might let go for a small donation. Click the beer icon on the left if you are interested. The manual is not available here otherwise.
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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 07:02:09 PM »
Are the elements and blower linked together...or does the blower stand on its own...actually repair man...I have a repair manual on its way to me now from another poster from last year...sorry...otherwise would have loved to have bought you a beer!  :P

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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 07:09:20 PM »
The elements are not connected or "linked" to the blower, but if the blower does not turn (no RPMs) then the heater will trip out on hi-limit. And no heating will occur. It takes airflow to maintain the heat flow. I can email you the whole 14 MB manual instantly so you don't have to wait on whoever to send you a document.
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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009, 07:19:44 PM »
hmmm....14mb?  Well I just received a technical service guide but it is 7mb PDF file....???? I hope this gets me where I need to go...thanks for all your help repair man...now hopefully my hubby can repair this baby!!! ;D

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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2009, 07:26:32 PM »
We'll see...here's a snapshot to get you going:
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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2009, 07:46:13 PM »
I have the manual embeded in my ge repair photos. oopz
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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2009, 08:04:20 PM »
not sure what the embedded part meant???  Also, picture was for gas model...mine is electric...make a difference???

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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2009, 08:10:28 PM »
not sure what the embedded part meant???  Also, picture was for gas model...mine is electric...make a difference???

JW posted a link above called "GE Repair Photos".
If you would click that link and then scroll to the bottom of the page you will see the link for the manual he is talking about.

I will make it easy for you. Here is the manual.

http://www.affordableappliance.com/Download%20Folder/GE_Harmony_Dryer.pdf

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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2009, 08:10:35 PM »
Sure it does..the full manual covers both. I just showed you a picture for general effect. Knowing how to tear the thing down and replace parts is also covered for both types.

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Re: GE won't dry
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2009, 08:31:47 PM »
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WP tech, you sure make it hard for a guy to earn a beer around here.

JW started it!