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I need to replace the switch start on a GE DSXH43GV1WW Dryer and Im having a hard time removing the front panel to access the switch start, I took of three knobs in the front off and the fourth big knob which controls time looks like it stays on, the top of the dryer is off and I dont see anything holding the front panel, any suggestions?

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  • drallim Sep 29, 2010

    Look inside the corners for several screws that hold the upper front on, then lift up the panel to remove. If everything is spot welded, then the entire cabinet likely has to be removed as one piece. Hope this helps!

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SOURCE: my GE Dryer, model number Model# DSXH43GV1WW

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.

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Does the drum turn? when you press the button? Some of these have a broken belt switch. If the belt is broken the motor will run but then shut down as soon as you let off the start switch. I looked up your model and yours does have this interlock switch (broken belt switch) It might be the switch or a broken belt. themobilian_229.jpgthemobilian_230.jpgthemobilian_231.jpgthemobilian_232.jpgthemobilian_233.jpg

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