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GE Profile Dryer stops running after multiple loads

I have a dpvh880ej GE Dryer (electric). I have no problems if I run the machine on a daily basis. On the weekend, when the laundry has piled up, the dryer fails to adequately dry the clothes after multiple loads. After we find the clothes to be damp (or wet), we start another cycle. The dryer will run for a few minutes and stop before the cycle is completed. This can be either under a 'timed' cycle or a 'moisture sensor' cycle. If we wait long enough (say, overnight), it runs fine the next day. I'm reluctant to call a repairman at this point because not only can I not duplicate the problem on demand, but I won't be able to see if it's actually been fixed until long after the repairman has gone. Something seems to be overheating, and then when it cools down behaves correctly. Any ideas, and can this be fixed on a dyi basis? I can perform basic repairs, but I'm not going to want to have to dissect the machine and put it back together.

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Either the heater element is breaking or is loose and getting only 110V instead of 240V.  First I would check the wall outlet with a voltmeter for 240V between Line1 and Line2.  Also check the connections and continuity for the heater element.

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http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_8_1.asp
Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

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When I pull up the exploded view of your model, it does not show an individual moisture sensor, but is does show disconnect plug(s) for it. I can only assume that the sensor bars are an intrical part of one of the front bulkhead components. That all being said, the most common reason for your symptoms is when people use fabric softener sheets in the dryer, the sheets leave a waxy type coating on the silver sensor bars inside the drum, near the air inlet to the lint filter. If you clean those two (usually about 4 inch long x about 1/4 inch wide) metal bars off, they will be able to detect the moisture level of the clothing again, and your dryer will work on auto dry again.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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I had the same problem with mine. My wrinkle free setting some how got turned off. As soon as I turned that back on machine kept running and dried the clothes fine.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer does not get hot enough to dry clothes Roper REX4634KQ1 Electric Dryer

The vent may be stopped up, or the vent hose crimped so the air cannot escape, you can check the air flow at the vent on the outside of the house while the dryer is running.
try cleaning the vent and the lint screen with a vacuum cleaner, you may need to replace the vent hose, this should solve the problem

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