20 Most Recent GE DBVH512GFWW Dryer Questions & Answers

There are two main pieces to the front panel for the GFDN240EL1WW dryer-- the plastic panel and the circuit board. The actual replacement part is: Control Panel WE19M1687. The panel can be purchased for from places like partselect.com or repairclinic.com or Amazon or even EBay, etc. for $100-$200+. The power button is just a piece of plastic mounted to another piece of plastic; it is not electronic. When pushed, it presses against the circuit board, which then turns the unit on/off. When the power button breaks, it typically means the little plastic button has broken off from the plastic panel. Most likely, the problem is the mount point for the button and the button is actually re-usable. A cheaper quick-fix is to:
  • Remove top screw from back of the front panel
  • Remove main front knob from the panel
  • Remove screw from behind the front knob
  • Grab both sides of the front panel and push/pull up to remove the panel
  • Disconnect the block connector (power) from the circuit board after removing the panel
  • Locate the power button and mounting position
  • Inspect to see if it looks like you can glue the button back into place
  • Buy a small tube of loctite Stik'n Seal Ultra Universal Adhesive
  • Put some Stik'n Seal on the button mounting point for the power button (be generous)
  • Press the button onto the mounting point and hold for a few minutes
  • Add more Stik'n Seal around the edges of the mounting point and the button mount after you have held the button in place long enough so that it sticks
  • Let the whole thing dry for several hours (instructions on the adhesive say 24hrs
  • If you are worried about the button staying seated while the adhesive sets, you can always try tape it into place
  • When dry, replace the front panel by reversing the steps above used to remove the panel: connect the power block, slide the panel back into place, replace the front screw and knob, replace the top screw in the back of the panel

GE DBVH512GFWW... • Answered on Nov 23, 2020

if there is a power on the dryer, your controller is bad.

GE DBVH512GFWW... • Answered on Oct 15, 2013

The dryer has a temperature sensing unit that controls the heat. It needs replaced. murf427

GE DBVH512GFWW... • Answered on Aug 01, 2012

can you be a little more specific? where are you running into trouble? getting it off or getting the new one on etc. etc.?

GE DBVH512GFWW... • Answered on Jul 11, 2012

Definately sounds like a bad motor
Couldn't find you exact model # but the models that start with DBVH512 all seem to use the same motor

Sears has them for about $170


GE DBVH512GFWW... • Answered on May 24, 2011

Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise



GE DBVH512GFWW... • Answered on Sep 29, 2010

Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...


GE DBVH512GFWW... • Answered on Sep 29, 2010

then checkout the tubing that goes to the burners and pilot flame tubing too,

GE DBVH512GFWW... • Answered on Jan 11, 2009

Simply the same as the one that is on it now. That type of information is not available. If you take it to a motor rewinds company, they will do it for you and test it.

GE Dryers • Answered on Feb 04, 2021

with no testing we can not tell sorry

GE Dryers • Answered on Nov 16, 2020

Control Lock / Child Lock issue. Taking longer to dry is because air flow is compromised. It needs a good clean out, especially at the rear where the pipe and outside vent is. https://www.justanswer.com/appliance/8gcx0-ge-profile-dryer-i-m-getting-cl9-error.html On this unit, the error code CL9 indicates the child lock feature is activated. Press the temp and and time buttons and hold them for 3 seconds. This should reset the child lock and clear the code.Mar 27, 2019

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GE Dryers • Answered on Oct 28, 2020

usually 2 screws on each side bottom front, and possibly 2 in under dryer vent screen. front panel should drop off. for the top there should be 2 screws at the top on both sides just under the lid. you can slide belt off and pull drum out

GE Dryers • Answered on Aug 26, 2020

See if any troubleshooting steps apply in page 21 of the free online manual below. Verify electric circuit breaker in your home is not tripped off. https://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=49-90497-3.pdf May want to contact vendor GE for support. https://www.geappliances.com/appliance/GE-7-0-cu-ft-capacity-gas-dryer-with-steam-GFDS140GDWW

GE Dryers • Answered on Jul 08, 2020

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