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Dryer wont run

Help me i have two dryers doing the same thing i have model dcvh480ekww they will run for about two minutes in senor dry and says clean lint trap. but if i use time dry and set it for the same time it will work great ive cleaned all dryer vents

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You will need to replace the sensor and filter assembly. Here is a link to the parts to order.

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Did you clean the entire length of the vent ducting? Or, did you only clean the lint trap on the dryer and the exhaust vent outside? If you didn't clean the ducting as well, you may still have a clog somewhere causing your dryer to be "starved" for air. A dryer needs proper air flow to dry properly. One way to check is to turn the dryer on and go outside to the exhaust vent opening. Feel to see if you have sufficient air flow. If the air flow is weak, you have a clog. If not, you may have a high limit thermostat cutting off prematurely, not allowing the heating element to heat long enough. Check your ducting first and let me know if this helps.

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SOURCE: DBXR453ET3WW Electric Dryer Won't shut off unless on timed cycle.

hi thanks for the question in the ge dryer theres 2 elements so if one is not working you only get half heat i would check the heater thanks the appliance doc

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is the inside drum turning?

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rule number one take everything off of it and never store clothes or anything that can insulate the top it overheats them. It kind of fools all your sensors when you store stuff on top

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the dryer during its cycle squeaks and rumbles it sounds like some thing is not right.

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