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Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« on: November 17, 2011, 05:21:09 PM »
My dryer is not lighting up on the control panel.  It has power going to the dryer but the control panel does not power on. What can I look for?
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Model DCVH660EH0BB

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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 12:19:24 AM »
check the thermal limit just above the 3 o'clock position on the rear wall.
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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 03:50:41 PM »
that thermostat will not allow power to the front if it is bad?

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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 03:56:20 PM »
that thermostat will not allow power to the front if it is bad?

I think that thermostat will kill the motor and/or heater, but the front would still light up.

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It has power going to the dryer but the control panel does not power on.
How did you check power to the dryer?

What do you have for voltage going to the dryer?

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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 04:23:34 PM »
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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 04:33:17 PM »
On page 48 of the service manual posted above a diagram is given for electric models. L-2 goes straight to the electrical coils whilst L-1 travels through the high limit orange wires mounted on the heater element. Therefore the dryer will be dead in the water IF that limit is blown.

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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 04:41:33 PM »
Same manual can be found on our own download page.

31-9136 GE Dryer Service Manual

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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 04:43:09 PM »
That's good to know.
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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 01:31:09 AM »
... whilst L-1 travels through the high limit orange wires mounted on the heater element. Therefore the dryer will be dead in the water IF that limit is blown.
... not quite ..
The Controller is powered by L2
L1 does go through the High Limit, but only on it's way though the Relay to the Drum / Blower Motor
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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2011, 10:45:18 AM »
On the schematic the limit is the first thang out of the gate from the power terminal strip. With that being open and the other power source l2 going into the board i would think the whole thing would be dead but what do I know. So far I cannot figure out whats wrong with the one I am working on. LOL

The one I am working on will light up however when you hit the start button you get nothing so I am down to the old is it the control interface or the main board. Electronics suck especially GE mess.
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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2011, 12:21:13 PM »
The Controller is powered by L2 and Nuetral.
L1 (used for the Motor / Blower) only goes to the Relay on the Controller.
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Re: Ge Dryer DCVH660EH0BB
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2011, 12:29:13 PM »
I have the troubleshooting guide thanks to you. Didn't know at the time Fearless Leader also had a copy. LOL So I am gonna drag that POS out the barn and do the diagnostics. I will let ya know.
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