Question about GE Profile Harmony DPGT750GC Gas Dryer

3 Answers

My GE Dryer, model number Model# DSXH43GV1WW doesn't heat up anymore. The dryer turns on, the drum spins, in all the three types of available cycles, just no heat at all. Any ideas?

Posted by on

  • mwietrick Nov 24, 2009

    I replaced the ignitor and cleaned off lint and dust from everywhere that I could reach with a damp towel or sponge. I don't have compressed air. When I run the dryer with the top lid open, I can see down to the left under the rotating drum, a bright orange about every 35-40 seconds that lasts for about 4 seconds. I can't be sure if it's the ignitor or the gas igniting as I can't see into the tube where the flame should be. There is no inspection panel. Also, I'm not sure if I can here a first click, but definitely not a second click. How can a check the gas solenoids while they are operating since I can't run the dryer with the front panel removed as it forms the support for the front of the drum? Also, I can't see any vacuum lines from the front or top of the inside of the dryer. How can I tell if there is a secondary fan and if it is working or not?
    Thank you for your help.

×

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,015 Answers

First make sure that the gas valve is on. Then verify that the gas connector is not kinked or restricted. then remove the connector at the back of the dryer and make sure there is gas pressure. Then visually inspect the pipe at the back of the dryer. Use a flashlight to inspect inside the pipe and make sure there is no debris inside the pipe that could restrict gas flow. On this dryer there is no removable burner door cover on the front or inspection window so you will need to remove the back panel of the dryer. Once the panel is removed you can turn on the dryer. You should first hear a click sound. That is the first gas solenoid valve opening. Then the igniter should start to glow. Once the igniter reaches 2200 degrees the secondary gas solenoid valve should click and the burner will come on. If you do not hear a click when the dryer is first turned on you will need test the first gas solenoid valve. Make sure it is getting voltage with a fluke meter. You can also touch a piece of metal to the top of the valve and the top should be magnetized when active. If you hear the first click but no igniter glow then verify the igniter is getting voltage and test the igniter with a fluke meter. You will need to test the ohms and most should be 500 to 700 ohms. If the igniter does not get a good reading or none it is probably defective and needs replacement. Usually most places that sell appliance parts will test the igniter for free. Just because the igniter glows does not mean that it is good. It can glow but not reach the 2200 degrees needed for the proper operation. Now if the igniter is good and you hear a second click then there might be a restriction somewhere in the gas line between the solenoids or the gas orfice at the burner. The sensor Gort was talking about is the flame rectification sensor and can detect the flame. It is rare for this to be faulty but not impossible. If you get flame for a couple seconds and then it shuts off it could be this sensor. Blow the burner assembly and this area off with compressed air and lint can block the sensor's ability to detect the burner flame. Also I believe your dryer has a larger fan blower than standard dryers. If this blower motor is not working the rest of the system will not come on. make sure the assist fan is working and that the vacuum switch is working and not stuck. Also check the vacuum line is not disconnected or restricted. And always remember that there are exposed power connections inside the dryer that could shock you and cause injury. use caution and if you do not feel comfortable working on this you might want to call a professional.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,187 Answers

It could be one of three things (in this order):
1. Electronic gas ignitor (the flame is not getting lit)
The electronic ignitor is not heating up.
Do you notice the igniter is no longer glowing?
If so, it must be replaced.

2. The thermocouple sensor may be out of alignment. The thermocouple senses if the ignitor is hot then it sends the "hot enough" signal to the automatic gas valve.
Check the thermocouple sensor - looks like a bare copper wire that virtually touches the ignitor. The thermocouple needs to be positioned to sense the ignitor's heat.
3. The automatic gas valve is the next thing it could be.
You can examine these by opening the little access door in front of the dryer. Notice if the ignitor glows a bright orange.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 54 Answers

Change the heating element

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Maytag ensignia


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you


Drive Motor

The dryer drive motor turns the drum and the blower wheel to exhaust the air. If the dryer stops the motor might be defective. If the dryer stops and the dryer motor makes a humming noise there might be something caught in the blower wheel, or the drum might be binding. Try removing the belt from the motor and checking the blower wheel for obstructions. Also try rotating the drum by hand with the belt off, it should rotate freely. If the drum doesn't turn freely, determine what is causing it to bind. The dryer motor can't be tested easily. If the drum turns freely and the blower wheel is clear, and yet the dryer still keeps stopping mid-cycle the motor may be defective. it will need to be replaced. It is not serviceable.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dryer.
Help me find my model number


Drum Roller Axle

This dryer has drum support rollers. There will always be two supporting the rear of the drum, and on some models there may be two supporting the front of the drum. The rollers must spin freely to work properly. If the roller axles are worn out the rollers may not spin freely which can overload the motor and the dryer stops. If the dryer stops mid-cycle, remove the belt and spin the drum, it should spin freely. If not, check the rollers and roller shafts.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dryer.
Help me find my model number


Drum Roller

This dryer has drum support rollers. There will always be two supporting the rear of the drum, and on some models there may be two supporting the front of the drum. The rollers must spin freely to work properly. If they are worn out or start binding the motor can get overloaded and the dryer stops. If the dryer stops mid-cycle, check to be sure the drum turns freely with the belt removed. If not, check the rollers. Do not lubricate the rollers or roller shaft, lubrication will attract lint and cause the roller bearings to wear out faster. If the rollers don't turn freely, replace them. The roller shaft can often be reused, unless it has worn down. Clean the shaft thoroughly before installing the new rollers.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dryer.
Help me find my model number


Drum Support Roller & Axle

This dryer has drum support rollers.There will always be two supporting the rear of the drum and on some models there may be two supporting the front of the drum. The rollers must spin freely to work properly. If the roller axles are worn out the rollers may not spin freely. If not, check the rollers and rollers shafts. If they are worn or do not turn freely they will need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dryer.
Help me find my model number


Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad

The front of the dryer drum is supported by small pieces of plastic-like material. As the drum rotates, it slides on these plastic pieces. If the dryer stops mid-cycle, it may be that one or more of these plastic slides or glides has worn out. When they wear out the drum can start binding and put strain on the motor. The motor then shuts down and the dryer stops. Check the glides for wear and replace as needed.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dryer.
Help me find my model number


Drum Bearing

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. Over time this bearing will wear out and may cause several different problems. If the dryer stops during the cycle it may be that this drum bearing has worn out and is putting too much strain on the motor. If the belt is removed and the drum spins freely, the drum bearing is probably not worn out. If the drum bearing is worn out, there may be some grinding or squealing, and the drum will be hard to turn.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dryer.
Help me find my model number


Drum Support Bearing

This dryer has drum support rollers. There will always be two supporting the rear of the drum, and on some models there may be two supporting the front of the drum. The rollers must spin freely to work properly. If they are worn out or start binding the motor can get overloaded and the dryer stops. If the dryer stops mid-cycle, check to be sure the drum turns freely with the belt removed. If not, check the rollers. Do not lubricate the rollers or roller shaft, lubrication will attract lint and cause the roller bearings to wear out faster. If the rollers don't turn freely, replace them. The roller shaft can often be reused, unless it has worn down. Clean the shaft thoroughly before installing the new rollers.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dryer.
Help me find my model number


Dryness Control Board

The dryness control board shuts off the dryer when the clothes have reached the level of dryness selected by the user. If the dryer stops too early, the dryness control board might be defective. This is not very common and other possibilities should be checked first.

Jul 21, 2013 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer drum doesn't spin


If the motor runs and the drum doesn't turn then most likely the belt is broken.

Oct 23, 2012 | GE DBVH512EFWW Dryer

1 Answer

Ld lg3788w gas dryer drum won't turn


not a good model number,most likely you have a broken belt as long as it starts,heats but the drum doesn't spin,if you get a buzzing sound and it doesn't start you could have something stuck in the blower wheel,the motor is jammed or the motor is bad,you can open the door,push the door switch in,spin the drum with your other hand and have someone push the start button,if it starts you have a bad motor.

Nov 27, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

When i tried to turn on the dryer, i get a humming / buzzing sound and the drum / motor doesn't spin anymore


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Aug 07, 2011 | GE DWSR463EG Electric Dryer

1 Answer

My ge electric dryer will not get hot and is making a noise when it turns GE 3 CYCLE/4 FABRIC SETTING MODEL#DSXH43EA2WW SERIAL#RF706217W


hello febe... you probably have two separate issues here. First of all no heat generally means that your dryer heating element is shot and must be replaced. The squeaking comes from the idler pulley which puts tension on the belt which turns the drum.

To see these parts up close and learn how much the parts would be go to searspartsdirect.com and enter your model number. Joe

Thanks for choosing Fixya!

Mar 27, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

GE Profile gas dryer won't ignite


Hi, If you have a gas dryer2_bing.gif.
The most common problem with a gas and no heat is the ignitor going bad...

Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...

Gas Dryer2_bing.gif not Working Gas Dryer2_bing.gif Not Heating
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4398592-gas_dryer_not_working_gas_dryer_not

If your dryer2_bing.gif is electric2_bing.gif..
There could be a number of different problems...
Check out this tip that I wrote about this problem...

Dryer2_bing.gif Troubleshooting2_bing.gif Electric2_bing.gif Dryer2_bing.gif won t Heat
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3866345-dryer_troubleshooting_electric_dryer_won

heatman101

Jun 01, 2010 | GE Profile DPXH46EAWW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

GE spacesaver stack washer & dryer: The


the dryer won't heat up. everything else works. the drum goes around with clothes in it. it just won't heat up .

Jan 03, 2010 | GE Spacemaker Washer and Dryer Electric...

1 Answer

My GE Dryer, model number Model# DSXH43GV1WW, isn't heating, but is spinning and blowing air just fine. I understand the response that I should check the: 1. Electronic gas ignitor and; 2. The thermocouple...


there should be an inspection plate on the rear of the unit to remove to inspect the duct assy and if operating you should be able to see or hear if gas valve is opening or the sparking of the ignitor

Sep 25, 2009 | GE Profile Harmony DPGT750GC Gas Dryer

2 Answers

Dryer won't spin, but heats up - belt is okay


the motor may have seized up, or the drum bearings are shot.

Jun 19, 2009 | GE DBL333EA Electric Dryer

1 Answer

My dryer is squeaking on the dryer spin cycle.


What is your model number ...sounds like the drum glides are going out or the support rollers

Jul 31, 2008 | Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE Profile Harmony DPGT750GC Gas Dryer Logo

823 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Dryers Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

JP Services
JP Services

Level 2 Expert

310 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5127 Answers

Are you a GE Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...