GE Dryer won't start and displays CLEAN LINT FILTER.

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Old 08-22-12, 06:38 PM
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GE Dryer won't start and displays CLEAN LINT FILTER.

I'm opening up an older thread, because it fits my problem to a T...same model and same symptoms. I even did the same thing - turned it off, vacuumed the lint trap and tubes, and it still won't work. I went to update it, but the thread is too old, so I wanted to re ask the question.

I have a GE electric dryer, model dbvh512ef0ww. It recently stopped working. The power is on, but pressing the start button has no effect. The "clean lint filter" light is on and won't go off.

I have tried unplugging the unit and plugging it back in. The lint filter is clean, and I have vacuumed the places I can reach.

Any thoughts on what the problem might be or how to fix it?

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Read more: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/ne...#ixzz24KSIEilu

Please - I'm a single dad with three kids, and I could really use a break because we all know - dragging kids to the laundromat is painful.
 
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Old 08-23-12, 03:25 AM
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Most likely the thermo fuse, Have to take top off and maybe disassemble dryer (take drum out) to get to parts to check.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...d=DBVH512EF0WW
Parts 505, 506, 507 need to have a complete circuit, 507 is the thermo fuse,
After repair clean out vent to outside, most likely cause of problem, Could have other provblems but usual reason dryer quits.
 
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Old 08-27-12, 03:22 AM
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I have used a multimeter to check all three parts, and 506 showed no continuity, so I'm going to replace it and see what happens.

Thanks so much for the links and help. If I can save this dryer from death, it means NOT having to fork over extra money and stealing from the xmas fund.
 
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Replaced part 506 - and it didn't work. Same conditions as before. The only interesting thing I can report back is that both original and failed part show zero continuity, so that was not a great test for me. I did clean out the entire dryer. It's seriously clean, but it just won't start.

Any ideas on how to identify the failed part?
 
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Old 08-29-12, 02:14 PM
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Have you cleaned the vent pipe all the way to the outside?
 
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Old 08-29-12, 05:36 PM
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I would need to see wiring diagram to see what else could be going on. 507 is thermo fuse and that usually goes bad.
 
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Old 08-29-12, 08:16 PM
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I've been reading the Technical Service Guide here http://www.applianceblog.com/manuals...6_GEFDryer.pdf

And I did the test sequence and received last error code E60, so I checked the door switch per How to check & replace the door switch in a GE electric dryer - YouTube, and it appears to check out.

The test engine reported both thermistors were good.

I did vacuum the pipe, but I have not wiped it away.

Is there a sensor in there that could be blocked?

There's also the two mental sensors built into the lint trap - wondering if they have gone bad.

I'm learning a LOT, and I just wished I knew how to diag each part.
 
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Old 08-30-12, 02:46 AM
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Looking at wiring diagram, Motor relay, door switch and idler switch, Door switch and idler can be checked with ohm meter. motor relay should have 120 volts when start button pushed from black to white wires
 
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Old 08-30-12, 05:03 PM
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The door switch is ok with the Ohm meter, so I'm down to testing
the motor and idler.

I found this site for help.

GE electric dryer

[SIZE=3]The voltages at the terminal blockHow to install a 3 prongs cord
How to install a 4 prongs cord
The hi-limit thermostat
Idler spring switch
The start switch
The door switch
The motor
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[SIZE=3]The timer[/SIZE]
 
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