31-9209-Dryer with Mist-GFDN
GE Appliances
Technical Service Guide
March 2011
GE HA Dryer With Mist
GFDS350
GFDS355
GFDN240
GFDN245
31-9209
GE Appliances
General Electric Company
Louisville, Kentucky 40225
POWER
TIME DRY
STEAM
REFRESH
AIR FLUFF WARM UP
TIME DRY
STEAM
DEWRINKLE
SENSOR DRY
MY CYCLE
COTTONS
LEVEL
SIGNAL
NORMAL /
MIXED LOAD
LOCK
EASY CARE
ACTIVE WEAR
DELICATES
SPEED DRY
START
PAUSE
TEMP
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
The information in this service guide is intended for use by individuals possessing
adequate backgrounds of electrical, electronic, and mechanical experience. Any
attempt to repair a major appliance may result in personal injury and property
damage. The manufacturer or seller cannot be responsible for the interpretation
of this information, nor can it assume any liability in connection with its use.
WARNING
If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or death. If you smell gas:
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Do not try to light any appliance.
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Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in the building.
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Immediately call the gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the
gas supplier’s instructions.
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If you cannot reach the gas supplier, call the fire department.
WARNING
To avoid personal injury, disconnect power before servicing this product. If electrical
power is required for diagnosis or test purposes, disconnect the power immediately
after performing the necessary checks.
RECONNECT ALL GROUNDING DEVICES
If grounding wires, screws, straps, clips, nuts, or washers used to complete a path
to ground are removed for service, they must be returned to their original position
and properly fastened.
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Technical Service Guide
Copyright © 2011
All rights reserved. This service guide may not be reproduced in whole or in part in
any form without written permission from the General Electric Company.
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Table of Contents
Air Duct Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................29
Airflow ....................................................................................................................................................................................22
Belt Switch............................................................................................................................................................................36
Blower Housing..................................................................................................................................................................37
Burner Assembly and LP Conversion ......................................................................................................................38
Component Locator Views ...........................................................................................................................................24
Control Board Connector Locator View .................................................................................................................26
Control Features............................................................................................................................................................... 8
Control Panel.......................................................................................................................................................................27
Cycle Matrix Chart............................................................................................................................................................23
Demo Mode .........................................................................................................................................................................46
Door Switch .........................................................................................................................................................................31
Drive Belt...............................................................................................................................................................................32
Drum .......................................................................................................................................................................................33
Drum Light Receptacle...................................................................................................................................................30
Drum Shaft and Bearing................................................................................................................................................33
Drum Slide Assembly ......................................................................................................................................................29
Dryer Components...........................................................................................................................................................27
Electronic Control ............................................................................................................................................................45
Flame Detector ..................................................................................................................................................................40
Front Panel ...........................................................................................................................................................................28
Gas Valve ..............................................................................................................................................................................39
Gas Valve Coils ...................................................................................................................................................................38
Heater Assembly...............................................................................................................................................................37
High Limit Thermostat ....................................................................................................................................................44
Idler Assembly ....................................................................................................................................................................33
Ignitor .....................................................................................................................................................................................40
Ignitor Circuit Operation ................................................................................................................................................41
Inlet Control Thermistor .................................................................................................................................................42
Inlet Safety Thermostat .................................................................................................................................................42
Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Moisture Sensor ................................................................................................................................................................31
Motor and Blower Wheel...............................................................................................................................................34
Nomenclature .................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Operation Overview.........................................................................................................................................................21
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Outlet Control Backup Thermostat...........................................................................................................................44
Outlet Control Thermistor .............................................................................................................................................43
Reversing the Door Swing ............................................................................................................................................13
Schematics and Wiring Diagrams ............................................................................................................................50
Service Test Mode.............................................................................................................................................................46
Stacking Instructions ......................................................................................................................................................17
Steam Nozzle ......................................................................................................................................................................30
Strip Circuit...........................................................................................................................................................................52
Top Panel ..............................................................................................................................................................................27
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................................................................46
Warranty ..............................................................................................................................................................................53
Water Inlet Valve ..............................................................................................................................................................34
Water Line Connection .................................................................................................................................................. 7
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Introduction
The two GFDS model dryers incorporate 2 steam
features. The steam cycles are: Steam Refresh and
Steam Derinkle.
exercise.
These units do not utilize a separate steam generator.
They use a water valve and a steam nozzle that
functions as a “misting” orifice.
It works in conjunction with the
heat generated by the dryer to
de-wrinkle clothing.
•
Steam Refresh - Freshens up
to five slightly wrinkled dry
garments, reducing wrinkles
and odors to extend for
another wear.
•
Steam Dewrinkle - Helps
remove stubborn wrinkles
from larger loads quickly
and conveniently, even from
clothes left in the dryer from
the day before.
•
Speed Dry - Quickly dries items and small
loads for families on the go.
•
Up to 90 ft. venting capability - Has long
equivalent ducting
performance for more
flexible installation.
• Deluxe dryer rack - Allows
tumble-free drying of items
like washable sweaters,
sneakers, and stuffed
animals.
• Large 7.5-cubic foot
stainless steel dryer drum.
• Interior Light
• Dual Thermistors Thermistors are more
sensitive to temperature
changes and can relay the
information faster than
thermostats. The dryer
utilizes dual thermistors
to monitor incoming air
temperature as well as air temperature
leaving the drum. The sensors work together
with the heater and the blower to provide
consistent, even heat.
A "Y" connector installed on the
washer's cold water inlet hose
supplies water to the water
valve on the rear of the dryer. An
internal hose carries the water to the misting orifice.
Other Features Include:
•
Rotary electronic controls - Simplify cycle
selection with easy-to-use rotary dial controls.
•
eDry option - Energy-saving option reduces dry
temperatures on select cycles without sacrificing
performance.
•
5 heat selections - Offer enhanced drying
performance and fabric care.
•
My Cycles - Custom cycle that can be set for
specific or frequent needs.
•
24-hour Delay Start - Set the dryer to begin cycles
whenever it's convenient for you.
•
Active Wear cycle - Specific settings to take
special care of clothing worn for active sports
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•
Sensor Dry Plus™ - A moisture sensor allows
the control to monitor the fabric for moisture
content and end the cycle at the desired
moisture level.
•
Built-in service test mode. Specific dryer
components can be operated. Error codes are
recorded and accessible on the control panel
display.
•
Reversible Door
•
ADA Compliant
Nomenclature
G F D S 3 5 0 E V W W
Brand
P = Profile
G = General Electric
Color
WW = White
BB = Black
MV = Metallic Red
MG = Metallic Gold
MS = Metallic Block
Series
Configuration
T = Top Load
F = Front Load
Model Year Designator
V = 2011
Product
W = Washer
D = Dryer
Key Feature
S = Steam
N = None
Fuel
E = Electric
G = Gas
Serial Number
The first two characters of the serial number
identify the month and year of manufacture.
Example:
AV123456S = January, 2011
Nomenclature
The nomenclature tag is located on
the front panel inside the door.
Note: The technical sheet is located
inside the control panel.
A - JAN
D - FEB
F - MAR
G - APR
H - MAY
L - JUN
M - JUL
R - AUG
S - SEP
T - OCT
V - NOV
Z - DEC
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2011 - V
2010 - T
2009 - S
2008 - R
2007 - M
2006 - L
2005 - H
2004 - G
2003 - F
2002 - D
2001 - A
2000 - Z
The letter designating
the year repeats every
12 years.
Example:
T - 2010
T - 1998
T - 1986
Water Line Connection
Connecting Inlet Hoses.
To produce steam, the dryer must connect to the cold water supply. Since the washer
must also connect to the cold water, a “Y” connector is inserted to allow both inlet hoses
to make that connection at the same time.
NOTE: Use the new inlet hoses provided; never use old hoses.
Connect to Cold Water Supply
“Y” Connector
1.
Turn the cold water faucet off. Remove the washer inlet hose from the washer fill
valve connector (cold).
2.
Ensure the rubber flat washer is in place and screw the female coupling of the short
hose onto the washer fill valve connector. Tighten by hand until firmly seated.
3.
Attach the female end of the ‘’Y’’ connector to the male coupling of the short hose.
Ensure the rubber flat washer is in place. Tighten by hand until firmly seated.
4.
Insert the filter screen in the coupling of the washer’s inlet hose. If a rubber flat
washer is already in place remove it before installing the filter screen. Attach this
coupling to one male end of the ‘’Y’’ connector. Tighten by hand until firmly seated.
5.
Ensure the rubber flat washer is in place and attach the dryer’s long inlet hose to the
other male end of the ‘’Y’’ connector. Tighten by hand until firmly seated.
6.
Ensure the rubber flat washer is in place and attach the other end of the dryer’s long
inlet hose to the fill valve connector at the bottom of the dryer back panel. Tighten by
hand until firmly seated.
7.
Using pliers, tighten all the couplings with an additional two–thirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the couplings may result.
8.
Turn the water faucet on.
9.
Check for leaks around the ‘’Y’’ connector, faucet and hose couplings.
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Control Features
About the dryer control panel.
You can locate your model number at the top inside of the door opening.
Model GFDN240/245
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1
AIR FLUFF DEWRINKLE
TIME DRY
NO HEAT
COTTONS
NORMAL /
MIXED LOAD
EASY CARE
ACTIVE WEAR
DELICATES
SPEED DRY
2
7
Model GFDS350/355
8
4
5
8
4
5
6
3
1
SENSOR DRY
2
7
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About the dryer control panel.
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1 Power
Press to “wake up” the display. If the display is active, press to put the dryer in the standby mode.
NOTE: Pressing POWER does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
2 Dry Cycles
The dry cycle controls the length and tumble speed of the drying process. The chart below will help you match the dry
setting with the loads.
Sensor Cycles
Description
For cottons and most linens.
COTTONS
NORMAL/MIXED LOADS For loads consisting of cottons and poly-blends.
EASY CARE
ACTIVE WEAR
For wrinkle-free and permanent press items.
Clothing worn for active sports exercise and some casual wear. Fabrics include new
technology finishes and stretch fibers such as Spandex.
DELICATES
For lingerie and special-care fabrics.
SPEED DRY
For small loads that are needed in a hurry, such as sports or school uniforms. Can also be
used if the previous cycle left some items damp, such as collars or waistbands.
Timed Dry Cycles
WARM UP
AIR FLUFF
DEWRINKLE
(on some models)
STEAM REFRESH
(on some models)
STEAM DEWRINKLE
(on some models)
My Cycle
MY CYCLE
Description
Provides 10 minutes of warming time to warm up clothes.
Use this feature to tumble items without heat.
For removing wrinkles from items that are dry or slightly damp. This cycle is not
recommended for delicate fabrics.
For slightly wrinkled dry garments. Significantly reduces wrinkles on up to 5 garments. After
the STEAM REFRESH Cycle, the unit will beep and display “0:00.” If the unit is not turned off
or if the door is not opened, the dryer will continue to tumble for 30 minutes. At the end of 30
minutes, it will display “0:00” and the cycle will be complete.
Note: A single extremely light fabric item may need to have an additional item included in the
STEAM REFRESH cycle to achieve optimum results.
For use with larger loads than STEAM REFRESH. Ideal for loads left in dryer for an extended
time.
Description
Press to use, create or modify custom dry cycles. (See page 8 for more details)
3 Timed Dry
Use to set your own dry time. TIMED DRY is also recommended for small loads
To use TIMED DRY:
1. Turn dry cycle dial to TIMED DRY.
2. Increase the drying time by pressing the TIMEDRY ADJUST
button.
Note: This button only increases the time. When max time is reached, pressing the button again will reset the counter to
the lowest setting.
3. Select the TEMP.
4. Close the door.
5. Press Start
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About the dryer control panel.
4
Sensor Dry “Level”
5
Dry “Temp”
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The sensor continuously monitors the amount of moisture in the load. When the moisture in your clothes reaches your
selected dry level, the dryer will stop.
Note: Sensor dry “LEVEL” only works for COTTONS, NORMAL/MIXED LOAD, ACTIVE WEAR, DELICATES, and SPEED DRY.
You can change the temperature of your dry cycle.
ANTI-BACTERIAL
This option may only be used with COTTONS or NORMAL/MIXED LOAD cycles. This option reduces
(on some models) certain types of bacteria by 99.9%, including: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae*. The anti-bacterial process occurs when high heat
is used during a portion of this drying cycle.
NOTE: Do not use this cycle on delicate fabrics.
* The Anti-Bacterial Cycle is Certified by NSF International (formerly National Sanitation Foundation) to
NSF Protocol P154 Sanitization Performance of Residential Clothes Dryers.
HIGH
MEDIUM
LOW
EXTRA LOW
For regular to heavy cottons.
6
START
7
My Cycle
For synthetics, blends and items labeled permanent press.
For delicates, synthetics and items labeled Tumble Dry Low.
For lingerie and special-care fabrics.
Press to start a dry cycle. If the dryer is running, press it once and it will pause the dryer.
Press it again to resume the dry cycle.
Set up your favorite combination of settings and save them here for one touch recall.
These custom settings can be set while a cycle is in progress.
To store a MY CYCLE combination of settings:
1. Select your drying cycle.
2. Change DRY “TEMP”, and SENSOR DRY “LEVEL” settings to fit your needs.
3. Select any drying OPTIONS you want.
4. Press and hold the
pad for three seconds to store your selection. A beep will sound and the pad will light
up.
To recall your stored MY CYCLE combination:
Press the MY CYCLE button before drying a load.
To change your stored MY CYCLE combination:
Follow steps 1–4 in “To store a MY CYCLE combination of settings”.
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“CLEAN LINT FILTER” (message)
(This message represents only a reminder and does not always appear when filter needs cleaning. The filter should be
cleaned after every drying cycle is complete.)
This message will disappear after the START button is pressed. Even though you may have already cleaned the filter
(before or after the POWER button has been pressed), the “CLEAN LINT FILTER” message will still be displayed until the
START button is activated.
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About cycle options.
NOTE: Not all features are available on all dryer models.
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Extended Tumble
Minimizes wrinkles by adding approximately
60 minutes of no-heat tumbling after clothes
are dry. The beeper will sound every two
minutes as a reminder to remove the clothes.
The ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING display will
show 00.
The Extended Tumble time does not get
added to the cycle time on the display
Damp Alert
This option causes the dryer to beep when
clothes have dried to a damp level. Remove
items that you wish to hang dry. The
DAMP ALERT will only beep when this option
is selected.
Removing clothes and hanging them when
they are damp can reduce the need to iron
some items.
Delay Start
Use to delay the start of your dryer.
1. Choose your dry cycle and any options.
2. Press DELAY START. You can increase
the delay time in 1 hour increments using
the DELAY START button.
NOTES:
„ If the door is opened while the dryer is
in DELAY START, the countdown time
will not restart unless the door is closed
and START has been pressed again.
3. Press the START pad to start
the countdown.
e-DRY
Reduces the total energy consumption of
specific dryer cycles by adjusting certain
heat settings.
This feature can be used with DELICATES,
ACTIVE WEAR, EASY CARE, NORMAL/MIXED
LOADS and COTTONS.
Note: Cycle times will change when e-DRY is
selected.
Signal
Alerts you that the cycle is complete.
The beeper will continue to sound every
minute for the next 5 minutes, until the
clothes have been removed. The clothes
should be removed when the beeper goes
off so wrinkles don’t set in.
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Press SIGNAL to select low, medium or high
volume, or to turn the beeper off.
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Reversing
Reversing the door
swing. the Door Swing
IMPORTANT NOTES:
„ Read the instructions all the way
through before starting.
„ Handle parts carefully to avoid
scratching paint.
„ Set screws down by their related parts
to avoid using them in the wrong places.
„ Provide a non-scratching work surface
for the door.
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IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move
the cabinet until door-swing reversal is
completed.
These instructions are for changing
the hinges from the right side to the left
side³if you ever want to switch them
back to the right side, follow these same
instructions and reverse all references
to the left and right.
„ Normal completion time to reverse
the door swing is 30–60 minutes.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Adjustable Crescent Wrench
Putty Knife or
Thin-Blade
Screwdriver
Phillips Head Screwdriver
DOOR PARTS
3 - # 8 Screws
(door asm and front panel)
Hinge Assembly
8 - # 8 Screws
(inner door, outer ring & hinge cover)
Plastic Cover
4 - # 8 Screws
(strike plate)
Hinge
Cover
6 - # 8 Machine Screws
(inner door & hinge)
7 - Beauty Buttons
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Before You Start
1. Unplug the dryer from its electrical outlet.
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Reversing the door swing.
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
Remove Door Assembly
2. Open the door to approximately 130 degrees.
3. Remove the 2 screws starting from the bottom to the top. Make sure the door
is supported while removing the screws.
Remove
Top Screw
4. Loosen the top screw as shown. Unhook the door by lifting and pulling.
8-#8 Tapping Screws
4 Beauty Buttons
5. Place the door on a soft protected flat surface so the inner door faces upward (door
resting on handle side). Remove the 8 tapping screws located around the perimeter of
the door outlining the gasket. Remove the 6 machine screws. Using a putty knife or any
other flat tool, remove the 2 beauty buttons and install them on the opposite side.
6-# 8 Machine Tapping Screws
Outer Door Assembly
Remove Hinge and Cover
IMPORTANT: Note the location of the hinge (left or right) before removing.
6. With the screws removed, turn the door over and separate the outer door
assembly and hinge cover of the door from the door frame and set aside.
Hinge Assembly
Hinge Cover
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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
Reinstall Hinge Assembly
7. Install the hinge assembly in the opposite side of the door as shown. Push the
hinge assembly in place until the hinge holes align with the door holes.
8. Hold the hinge and door on their side with one hand and fasten the 6
machine screws as shown.
Machine
screws
Reinstall Hinge Cover
9. Insert the hinge cover. Align the hinge cover holes with the holes in the door.
Hinge
Cover
10. Secure the hinge cover with 2 taping screws.
Tapping
Screws
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Reversing the door swing.
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
Outer Door
Reassemble Door Assembly
IMPORTANT: Make sure there is no dirt or any other foreign material in between the
window panes.
11. Place the plastic outer door onto the inner door. Make sure that the handle part of
the outer door is opposite the hinge as shown.
Inner Door
12. Turn the door over and fasten the outer door to the inner door using the 6 tapping
screws.
Move Strike Bracket
Beauty Buttons
Tapping
Screws
Partially
Inserted
Screw
Tighten All
Screws
13. Using a putty knife or any other flat tool, remove the 3 beauty buttons located on the
dryer where the door will be installed and install them on the opposite side.
14. Switch the strike bracket and its cover to the opposite side by removing the screws.
Reinstall both on the opposite side.
Reinstall Door Assembly
15. The door is now ready to be installed on the dryer. To ease this step,
the hinge has keyholes that allow a partially fastened screw to be used
as a hook.
Partially fasten a screw to the uppermost screw hole. Hook the door on the partially
fastened screw.
Fasten the hinge by installing the other 2 screws and tightening the partially
fastened screw above.
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Stacking.
Stacking Instructions
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
„ IMPORTANT: Save these instructions for local
electrical inspector’s use.
„ Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions
for future reference.
„ IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
„ Installation must be performed by a qualified
installer.
„ Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these
instructions with the Consumer.
„ Proper installation is the responsibility
of the installer.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
WARNING!
„ Electric Shock Hazard. Disconnect power before
installing. Failure to do so could result in serious
injury or death.
„ Potential Personal Injury. When stacking the
dryer, more than two people are recommended
to lift the dryer into position because of its
weight and size. Failure to do so could result in
personal injury or death.
„ When stacking the dryer, avoid tipping and
rupture of utility services. Dryer must be
securely attached to the washer. DO NOT place
the washer on top of the dryer. Failure to do so
could result in personal injury/death or property
damage.
„ Mobile Home or Manufactured Home Installation
– Stacking of a gas dryer is not permitted in a
mobile home or manufactured home.
MINIMUM CLEARANCE OTHER THAN ALCOVE OR CLOSET
INSTALLATION
Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces
and for air opening are: 0s both sides, 1s front, and
3s rear. Consideration must be given to provide
adequate clearance for installation and service.
ALCOVE OR CLOSET INSTALLATION
„ If your dryer is approved for installation
in an alcove or closet, it will be stated on
a label on the dryer back.
„ Minimum vertical space from floor to overhead
cabinets, ceiling, etc. is 43s without pedestal,
55s with pedestal and 84s stacked.
„ The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors. Refer
to dryer Installation Instructions for details.
„ Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise
ventilated and must contain a minimum
of 60 square inches of open area equally
distributed. If the closet contains both a washer
and a dryer, doors must contain a minimum
of 120 square inches of open area equally
distributed.
„ Minimum clearance between dryer cabinet and
adjacent walls or other surfaces is:
0s either side
3s front
4s rear
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Stacking.
KIT CONTENTS (optional kit GE FL STACK)
Right Hand Bracket
4 Rubber Pads
Left Hand Bracket
4 #12 x 1” Screws
4 #8 x 1/2” Screws
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Phillips Screwdriver
Pliers
Open-Ended Wrench
Gloves
Level
INSTALLATION PREPARATION
Remove the packaging.
Flatten the product carton to use as a pad
to lay the dryer down on its side. Continue using
the carton to protect the finished floor in front of
the installation location.
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INSTALLING THE STACK BRACKET KIT
1. Remove the Dryer
Leveling Legs
A. Carefully lay the dryer on its side.
Use the packing material so you
don’t scratch the finish on the dryer.
B. Use an open-end wrench or pliers
to remove the dryer leveling legs.
Back out and remove
all 4 leveling legs
2. Install Rubber Pads
to Dryer Base
Locate the 4 rubber pads in the parts
package. Remove the adhesive backing
and firmly place over on the bracket
where you removed the leveling legs.
3. Install Bracket
to Dryer
A. Align the holes in the left bracket
with the holes in the bottom left
corner of the dryer. Use a Phillips
screwdriver to install the 2 #12 x 1s
tapping screws.
NOTE: Make sure to set the dryer
on a piece of packing material so
the brackets that are attached to
the bottom of the dryer do not damage
the floor.
B. Repeat the above step with the right
bracket on the bottom right corner
of the dryer.
C. Set the dryer upright.
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Stacking.
INSTALLING THE STACK BRACKET KIT (cont.)
4. Prepare the Washer
and Dryer
A. Place the washer in the approximate
location.
B. Make sure the washer is level.
Refer to washer Installation
Instructions for details.
D. Reverse dryer door swing if desired.
See dryer Installation Instructions
for details.
NOTE: The washer door swing is not
reversible.
C. Remove the back portion of
the control panel by removing
the 3 screws.
5. Install Dryer and Bracket
on Washer
A. Lift the dryer on top of the washer.
Be careful not to scratch the top
of the washer with the brackets.
Protect the washer control panel
with cardboard or other protection.
Be sure to lift the dryer high enough
to clear the washer control panel.
B. Align the holes in the bracket
with the holes in the back of
the washer. Using a Phillips
screwdriver, attach the 2 #8 x 1/2s
tapping screws. Repeat on both
sides of the washer.
WARNING!
Potential Personal Injury. More than
two people are recommended to lift
the dryer into position because of its
weight and size. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or death.
6. Finalize the Installation
Place
hands
here
A. Refer to the washer Installation
Instructions to complete the washer
installation.
Place
hands
here
B. Refer to the dryer Installation
Instructions to complete the dryer
installation.
C. Carefully slide or walk the stacked
washer and dryer into place. Use
felt pads or other sliding device
to assist moving and to protect
flooring.
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WARNING!
Potential Personal Injury. Do not push
on the dryer once installed to top of
the washer. Pushing on the dryer may
result in pinched fingers.
Operation Overview
Air is pulled into the cabinet from the rear and drawn up across the heat source located behind the drum.
This hot air is pulled through the drum rear, across the clothes load, through the lint trap, and down the
trap duct into the blower. From the blower, the air is pushed out of the exhaust system. Overall heater
temperature is regulated by means of two temperature sensors: an inlet sensor located near the heating
elements, and an outlet sensor located at the blower. An additional safety thermostat, located near the
heating elements, shuts off the heating elements if they overheat. Also, the outlet backup thermostat,
located near the blower, provides additional safety and cycles the heaters if temperature goes above the
outlet temperature range.
Dryer Air Flow System
Gas
Combustion
Chamber
Diffuser
t°
t°
Safety thermostat
Dryer
Cabinet
Outlet backup
Inlet temperature
sensor
Drum
Heater
Pan/Electric
Elements
Lint trap
Blower
Exhaust
Outlet temperature sensor
t°
Safety thermostat
Inlet temperature sensor
The typical dryer cycle progresses as follows:
1. A cycle is selected and the start key is pressed.
2. The motor is activated.
3. The heater elements (burner for gas models) are activated. The elements (burner) cycle on and off to
achieve the desired temperature throughout the heating portion of the cycle.
4. If sensor drying is selected, the heater elements (burner for gas models) are activated. The elements
(burner) cycle on and off until the load has achieved the desired dryness level.
5. If timed drying is selected, the heater elements (burner for gas models) are activated and cycle on and off
for the selected time at the selected temperature.
6. If STEAM DEWRINKLE or STEAM REFRESH is selected, the water valve is activated during heater elements
cycle on time (burner on time for gas models). See Cycle Matrix Chart on page 15.
7. The heater elements (burner for gas models) discontinue operation after the dryness level or elapsed time
has been achieved.
8. The motor continues operating until the clothes temperature drops below specified temperature (Cool
Down).
9. The display turns off.
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Airflow
– 22 –
Cycle Matrix Chart
Steam De-wrinkle
Tumble
Tumble Water Tumble Water Tumble Water Tumble
Cool
with
with Valve on with Valve on with Valve on with
Water Valve on and
heat
heat
Heat off heat
Heat off heat
Heat off heat Down
Heat off
Extended
Tumble End
(if option of
selected) Cycle
On
Tumble
Off
Heat
Off
Valve
Off
ON
On
Time ->
(Times based on Cycle (Large or Small Steam De-wrinkle)
Steam Refresh
Tumble Water Valve on and Tumble Water Tumble Water Tumble
with
with Valve on with Valve on with
Heat off
heat
heat
Heat off heat
Heat off heat
On
Tumble
Off
Heat
Off
Valve
Off
On
On
Time ->
(Times based on Cycle (Large or Small Steam Refresh)
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Cool
Down
Extended
Tumble
(if option
selected)
End
of
Cycle
Component Locator Views
Electric Model
Power Board
Inlet Control Thermistor
Inlet Safety Thermostat
High Limit Thermostat
Heater Assembly
Water Valve (inside cover)
Idler Pulley
Motor (under shield)
Outlet Control Backup Thermostat (under shield)
Blower Wheel
Outlet Control Thermistor (behind frame)
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Gas Model
Power Board
High Limit Thermostat
Inlet Safety Thermostat
Inlet Control Thermistor
Water Valve (inside cover)
Idler Pulley
Motor (under shield)
Outlet Control Backup Thermostat
Burner Assembly (under shield)
Blower Wheel
Outlet Control Thermistor (behind frame)
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Control Board Connector Locator View
Electronic Control - Rear View (Electric and Gas Models)
J1
J5
J4
J7
J17
J3
J10
J2
J8
J9
J20
J21
J1 - Door Switch
J2 - Drum Motor
J3 - User Interface
J4 - Outlet Control Thermistor and Inlet Control Thermistor
J5 - Model Selector
J7 - Moisture Sensor Rods
J9 - Outer Coil L1 (Electric Heat), Line (Gas Heat)
J8 - Outer Coil Relay
J10 - Inner Coil L1 (Electric Heat)
J20 - Water Valve
J21 - Water Valve Relay
Electronic Control - Front View (Electric and Gas Models)
Cycle Selector
LED Display
Temperature Selector
Start/Pause Switch
Dryness Selector
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Dryer Components
3. Raise the front of the top panel approximately 3
inches, then pull forward to clear the rear tabs.
Top Panel
WARNING: Sharp edges may be exposed when
servicing the dryer. Use caution to avoid injury.
Wear Kevlar gloves or equivalent protection.
Note: Combined Phillips-head/square-drive recess
screws are utilized throughout this appliance. Either
Phillips or square-drive screwdrivers can be used to
extract or install these screws.
Removal of the top panel provides access to the
power board. The top panel is held in place with
2 Phillips-head screws (located under the control
panel cover) and 2 rear tabs.
To remove the top panel:
1. Remove the Phillips-head screw that attaches
the control panel rear trim. Pull the trim
backward and remove.
Note: It may be helpful to place a putty knife along
the top seam between the cover and the control
panel, then tap lightly backward.
Control Panel
Removal of the control panel provides access to the
control board assembly.
To remove the control panel:
1. Remove the cycle selector knob by pulling
outward.
Control Panel Cover
2. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that attach
the top panel to the cabinet.
2. Remove the Phillips-head screw underneath the
cycle selector knob.
Top Panel
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3. Lift the control panel off vertically.
5. Lift the bracket out of the hinges and set aside.
4. Disconnect the wire harness.
Note: In the following step it may be necessary to
raise the front of the dryer to gain access to the
screws.
6. Loosen, but do not remove, the 2 Phillips-head
screws from the bottom of the front panel.
Disconnect
7. Remove 2 Phillips-head screws from the top of
the front panel.
Front Panel
Removal of the front panel provides access to the
drum and drive belt. The front panel is held in place
by 4 screws.
To remove the front panel:
1. Remove the top panel and control panel. (See
Top Panel and Control Panel.)
2. Disconnect the drum lamp / door switch wire
harness and the sensor rod wire harness
connected to the power board.
3. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws from the
front panel bracket.
8. Tilt the top edge of the front panel out and press
on the John Guest connector collar to release
the water line.
Disconnect
4. Remove 4 Phillips-head screws from the front
panel bracket.
John Guest
Connector
Collar
9. Lift front panel from the bottom two screws and
set aside.
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Air Duct Assembly
Drum Slide Assembly
The air duct assembly houses the lint filter, steam
nozzle, trap duct felt seal, and the 2 sensor rods. It is
located on the back side of the front panel.
To remove the air duct assembly:
1. Remove the front panel. (See Front Panel.)
2. Remove the single Phillips-head screw that
attaches the sensor ground wire to the cabinet.
The drum slide assembly is located on the back
side of the front panel and utilizes 4 drum slides.
Two white outer slides are used as guides, and 2
dark color center (top) slides are used to support the
weight of the drum. When replacing the slides, the
dark-colored support slides must be used to replace
the top support slides. Guide slides may also be
replaced with support slides.
Caution: Do not replace the center (top) support
slides with the white guide slides. Damage to the
dryer will result.
Note: To replace the individual drum slides, follow
steps 1-7 of the front panel assembly. (See Front
Panel.) Tilt the front panel out and remove the drum
slide.
To remove the drum slide assembly:
Sensor Ground Wire
1. Remove the air duct assembly. (See Air Duct
Assembly.)
2. Grasp each side of the drum slide assembly
and unsnap from the front panel. Pull the top
of the drum slide assembly down and inward to
release the assembly from the 2 tabs located at
the top of the front panel.
3. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that attach
the air duct assembly to the front panel.
Support Slides
Tab
4. Grasp each side of the air duct assembly and
unsnap the air duct from the front panel.
Tab
Guide Slide
Guide Slide
Caution: Upon reassembly, ensure that the door
switch, drum light, and sensor wiring are retained
and routed properly to avoid contact with the drum.
3. Remove the single Phillips-head screw that
attaches the drum light receptacle and remove
the receptacle from the drum glide assembly.
Note: The trap duct felt seal can be replaced by
extracting the seal from the channel located on the
air duct assembly.
Caution: Upon reassembly, ensure that the door
switch, drum light and sensor wiring are retained
and routed properly to avoid contact with the drum.
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To replace the steam nozzle connector:
Steam Nozzle
The steam nozzle is located inside the front of the
dryer on the right side of the air duct assembly. The
steam nozzle consists of a brass orifice and a fine
filter screen. If the orifice should become plugged
or restricted, it should not be cleaned. Replace a
plugged or restricted steam nozzle.
1. Remove the air duct assembly. (See Air Duct
Assembly.)
2. Press on the John Guest connector collar and
release the water line from the steam nozzle
connector.
3. Remove the Phillips-head screw that attaches
the nozzle to the nozzle housing.
Steam Nozzle
Connector
Steam Nozzle
John Guest
Connector
Collar
4. Pull the nozzle connector out of the housing.
The steam nozzle can be replaced without
disassembly of the dryer. Replacement can be
performed by opening the dryer door to access
the steam nozzle. A 7/16” or 11-mm nut driver can
be used to unscrew the nozzle from the air duct
assembly.
Note: The replacement steam nozzle will have
thread lock pre-applied to the screw threads.
Drum Light Receptacle
The drum light receptacle is attached to the inside
of the front panel with a single Phillips-head screw.
It is necessary to remove the drum slide assembly
to replace the drum light receptacle. (See Drum Slide
Assembly.)
Nozzle with Thread Lock Applied
Drum Light
Receptacle
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Door Switch
The door switch is fastened to the front panel by 2
locking tabs (1 on each side). When the dryer door
is closed, the switch will complete the drum motor
circuit, allowing dryer operation. When the door is
open, the switch will open the drum motor circuit,
interrupting dryer operation. Opening the dryer door
will also cause the door switch to close the drum
light circuit, allowing the drum light to be energized.
Locking Tabs
Note: The 2 sensor rods in the air duct assembly are
replaceable individually. To replace the sensor rods,
order part WE1M575.
•
The sensor rods are connected to the
main control board. The rods are spaced
approximately 1/2-in. apart, which creates an
open circuit to the control.
•
The control board utilizes a low-voltage
capacitor that charges to approximately 5 VDC
when the circuit is open and discharges to less
than 1 VDC when the circuit is shorted.
•
When wet clothes tumble across the two
rods, the clothes create a very low resistance
between the rods, which discharges the
capacitor.
•
As the clothes become dry, their resistance
value increases and the charge across the
capacitor builds to approximately 5 VDC.
•
Proper leveling of the dryer is vital for accurate
sensor drying. If the front of the dryer is raised
too high, clothes will tumble toward the rear of
the drum, preventing contact with the sensor
rods. This could produce a false dryness reading.
Door Switch Front View
Door Switch
The dryer will signal when the clothes are at 17%
moisture level if equipped with a damp signal that
has been selected.
Door Switch Rear View
Approximate values for dryness level:
Damp = 17%
Less dry = 12%
Moisture Sensor
Dry = 2-6%
The moisture-sensing circuit consists of 2 sensor
rods. They are mounted beneath the lint filter on the
drum side of the air duct.
More dry = <2%
Operation of the moisture sensor can be checked by
using service test mode T07. (See Service Test Mode.)
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To install the drive belt:
Drive Belt
1. Remove the front panel. (See Front Panel.)
WARNING: Sharp edges may be exposed when
servicing the dryer. Use caution to avoid injury
and wear Kevlar gloves and sleeves or equivalent
protection.
2. Reach under the left-hand side of the drum,
push the idler pulley down and to the right, and
lock the pulley shaft on the top corner of the
motor bracket. (See photo.)
The drive belt (Part #WE12M29) is a 4-rib belt and
extends from under the motor pulley, over the
top of the idler pulley, and around the perimeter
of the dryer drum. (See belt diagram.) Belt tension
is maintained by the idler pulley and driven by a
pulley attached to the motor shaft.
3. Place the belt in position around the center of
the drum through the front of the dryer.
4. Place the belt in position around the motor
pulley (see diagram), release the idler pulley
from the motor bracket, and guide onto the belt.
To remove the drive belt:
Note: Check to make sure the belt is in place and
not twisted before installing the top and front
panels.
1. Remove the front panel. (See Front Panel.)
WARNING: The idler arm is under high tension. To
prevent injury, do not let the idler arm snap back.
Belt Installed on Pulleys
2. Reach under the left-hand side of the drum,
push the idler pulley down and to the right, and
lock the idler arm on the top corner of the motor
bracket to release belt tension. (See photo. Drum
removed for clarity.)
Locked Position
Belt Switch
Idler Pulley
Idler Arm
A belt switch, activated by the idler arm, is fastened
to the motor bracket by 2 screws. Should the drive
belt break, the belt switch will open the drive motor
circuit, interrupting dryer operation.
Note: The drum lamp will operate with an open belt
switch.
3. Remove the belt from the motor pulley and
remove through the front of the dryer.
Idler Arm
Belt Switch
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Drum
Idler Assembly
The drum is made of 304 stainless steel and
has three replaceable baffles. The drum rotates
counterclockwise, as viewed from the front, at a
speed of 47 to 51 RPM.
To remove the drum:
1. Remove the drive belt from the motor. (See Drive
Belt.)
2. Using the belt as a handle, pull the drum
forward and guide out of the cabinet.
The idler assembly maintains proper tension on the
belt to minimize belt slippage. The idler assembly
consists of an idler pulley that rotates on an idler
arm. The pulley is retained on the arm using a
cap nut. The idler arm is positioned on the chassis
and inserted in a slot in the motor base plate. The
assembly is located to the left of the motor.
To remove the idler assembly:
1. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
WARNING: The idler arm is under high tension. To
prevent injury, do not let the idler arm snap back.
2. Release tension on the idler assembly by
unlocking the idler arm from the top right corner
of the motor support.
3. Remove the idler arm from the slot in the motor
base plate. (See photo. Moisture shield removed
for clarity.)
Idler Arm
Drum Shaft and Bearing
The drum shaft is attached to the rear of the drum
with three T-20 Torx screws. The bearing can be
removed by pulling it off the shaft. The drum shaft
and bearing fit into the bearing retainer in the
center of the heater assembly (electric models) or
diffuser assembly (gas models).
To access the drum shaft and bearing, it is
necessary to remove the drum. (See Drum.)
Slot
Drum Shaft
4. Remove the idler assembly from the dryer.
Bearing
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Water Inlet Valve
The water inlet valve is located inside the cabinet
at the bottom right hand corner. The water valve is
enclosed under a metal cover. The cover is attached
to the dryer with a Phillips-head screw and a tab
located at the bottom.
Water Inlet Hose
Disconnect
John Guest
Connector
Collar
The valve has an approximate resistance value of
406 .
Water Outlet Tubing
Operation of the water inlet valve can be checked
by using service test mode T07. (See Service Test
Mode.)
To replace the inlet water valve:
Motor and Blower Wheel
1. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
2. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that hold the
cover to the cabinet and remove the cover by
lifting up and out.
The motor is a single-speed, dual-shaft, 1/4-hp,
1725-rpm motor with an automatic reset overload
protector. The overload protector is an internal
component of the motor and cannot be replaced
separately. The motor contains a centrifugal switch
that serves three purposes: It disengages the motor
start winding (6), engages the motor run winding (8),
and closes the circuit contacts (1 to 3) for the heat
source.
The blower wheel is held to the motor shaft with a
15/16-in. (24-mm) molded nut.
Motor resistance values:
Start winding = 2.3 ohms
Run winding = 2.3 ohms
To remove the motor:
1. Disconnect power to the unit.
2. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
Note: In the following steps, capture any residual
water that may escape from the valve, fill hose, and
tubing.
3. Remove the Phillips-head screw and the
thermostat moisture shield from the front frame.
3. Disconnect the water inlet hose.
4. Disconnect the coil wiring.
5. Press the John Guest connector collar and
remove the water outlet tubing.
Thermostat
Moisture Shield
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4. Remove the Phillips-head screw and the outlet
control backup thermostat from the blower
housing.
10. Remove the Phillips-head screw, then disengage
the motor moisture shield from the motor
bracket.
Motor Moisture Shield
Outlet Control
Backup Thermostat
5. Remove the idler pulley assembly from the
motor bracket. (See Idler Assembly)
6. Disconnect the motor wire harness.
7. Disconnect the wires attached to the belt switch.
8. Remove the single vertical and single horizontal
Phillips-head screws that attach the motor
bracket and motor support to the chassis.
Disconnect
11. Raise the rear of the motor bracket to clear the
tab protruding from the bottom of the chassis.
Slide the motor bracket back until the bracket
tabs clear the slots in the chassis. Remove the
motor and blower wheel assembly from the
chassis.
Note: When installing the motor and blower wheel
assembly, ensure that the 2 rear tabs on the motor
bracket are inserted into the slots in the motor
support, and the 2 front tabs on the motor bracket
are inserted into slots provided in the chassis.
12. Hold the motor shaft from turning and use a
15/16-in. (24-mm) socket to remove the blower
wheel from the motor shaft.
Motor Support
Belt Switch
Motor Shaft
Motor Bracket
9. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws and 2
washers that hold the top of the motor base
plate to the blower housing.
15/16-in. Molded Nut
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13. Compress and remove the rear motor strap
from the motor support.
Belt Switch
The belt switch is fastened to the motor base plate
with 2 Phillips-head screws. The belt switch is
activated by the movement of the idler arm. If the
drive belt breaks or comes off the idler pulley, the
belt switch opens power to the motor interrupting
dryer operation. The drum lamp will operate with an
open belt switch.
14. Loosen the two 1/4-in. hex-head screws on the
front motor strap.
15. Lift and remove the motor from the motor
bracket.
Rear Motor Strap
To remove the belt switch:
Front Motor Strap
1. Remove the motor and blower wheel. (See Motor
and Blower Wheel.)
2. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that attach
the belt switch to the motor base plate.
Note:
•
When installing the motor to the motor bracket,
install the motor with the motor harness
terminals at the 9:30 o'clock position.
•
After installing the motor, ensure both moisture
shields are properly installed.
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Heater Assembly
Blower Housing
The blower housing is attached to the dryer with 7
screws and 3 tabs.
To remove the blower housing:
1. Remove the motor and blower wheel. (See Motor
and Blower Wheel.)
2. Remove the single Phillips-head screw located
inside the outlet of the exhaust pipe. Remove the
exhaust pipe from the blower housing.
The heater assembly is located behind the drum.
It consists of inner and outer open-wire elements,
each formed in a zigzag pattern fastened to a single
housing. The inner element consists of 2 elements
wired in parallel with each. The inner element and
the outer element are controlled by separate relays
on the control board.
When energized, the outer element draws
approximately 12.5 amps at 240 VAC. The outer
element has a resistance value of 19.2  When
energized, the 2 inner elements draw approximately
12.5 amps at 240 VAC. The 2 inner elements have a
combined resistance value of 19.2 
To remove the heater assembly:
1. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
2. Disconnect the leads from the heater.
3. Remove the 7 Phillips-head screws that attach
the blower housing to the base plate.
3. Bend back the single metal tab on the housing
holding the heater in place.
Tabs
4. Slide the blower housing to the right.
Note: When reinstalling the blower housing, ensure
the 3 tabs are inserted into the front base plate.
4. Rotate the heater counterclockwise to align the
notches and tabs. Remove the heater by pulling
out and up to clear the bottom tabs.
– 37 –
To remove the double and main coils:
Burner Assembly and LP Conversion
1. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
The burner assembly consists of the gas valve coils,
gas valve, burner, and inlet pipe.
2. Remove 2 Phillips-head screws from the front
frame and the Phillips-head screw from the rear
of the gas valve cover.
To convert the dryer from natural gas to LP gas,
install a WE25X217 conversion kit. To convert the
burner assembly back to natural gas, install a
WE25X218 conversion kit.
Gas Valve
Moisture
Shield
Gas Valve Coils
The burner assembly has a gas valve that utilizes
3 coils. A double coil (safety and booster coils
combined) and a single main coil are located on top
of the gas valve in front of the combustion chamber
opening. All coils can be replaced separately.
Gas valve coil assembly resistance values:
• Safety coil terminals - 1400 
• Booster coil terminals - 580 
• Main coil terminals - 1300 
Main Coil
3. Disconnect the wire harness from both coils.
Booster Coil
Disconnect
Safety Coil
Disconnect
4. Note the position of the locator pins inserted in
the coil bracket.
5. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that attach
the coil bracket to the valve body.
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5. Disconnect the ignitor wire harness and the 2
wires from the flame detector.
6. Disconnect the coil wire harness from each coil.
Locator Pin
7. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that attach
the gas valve bracket to the dryer floor.
8. Pull the bracket toward the front of the dryer to
disengage tabs from dryer floor.
Locator Pin
Disconnect
6. Lift the bracket vertically. Lift coils to remove.
Note: Upon reassembly, ensure the locator pins are
inserted into the holes provided in the coil bracket.
Tab
b
Ta
Gas Valve
Disconnect
The gas valve is attached to a bracket located in the
bottom, right, front corner of the dryer cabinet.
To remove the gas valve:
1. Shut off the gas supply to the unit.
Gas
Valve
Bracket
2. Disconnect gas supply from the burner inlet pipe.
Disconnect
3. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
4. Remove 2 Phillips-head screws from the front
frame and the Phillips-head screw from the rear
of the gas valve cover.
Gas Valve
Moisture
Shield
Disconnect
9. Remove the coils from the gas valve. (See Gas
Valve Coils.)
10. Turn the bracket over. Remove the 3 Phillipshead screws that attach the gas valve to the
gas valve bracket.
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(Continued Next Page)
Caution: The ignitor is very fragile. To prevent
breaking the ignitor, care must be taken when
installing the gas valve.
Gas Valve
Moisture
Shield
Note: Upon reassembly, ensure the gas valve
bracket is inserted under the 2 tabs located in
the dryer floor.
Ignitor
The ignitor is located at the end of the burner
assembly in the combustion chamber opening and
has a maximum rating of .4 amps. The ignitor has
an approximate resistance value of 300 to 500 Ω.
The ignitor is attached to the gas valve bracket
with a Phillips-head screw. To access the ignitor, it is
necessary to remove the burner assembly. (See Gas
Valve , steps 1 through 8.)
3. Disconnect the 2 wires from the flame detector.
4. Remove the Phillips-head screw that holds the
flame detector to the combustion chamber.
Gas Valve Bracket
Caution: The ignitor is very fragile. To prevent
breaking the ignitor, care must be taken when
installing the burner assembly.
Flame Detector
The flame detector is attached to the right side of
the combustion chamber. It is necessary to remove
the flame detector moisture shield to remove the
flame detector.
To remove the flame detector:
1. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
2. Remove 2 Phillips-head screws from the front
frame and the Phillips-head screw from the rear
of the gas valve cover.
5. Remove the flame detector from the tab at the
bottom.
Note: Upon reassembly, ensure the tab at the
bottom of the flame detector is inserted into the slot
located on the combustion chamber.
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Ignitor Circuit Operation
The glo-bar ignitor circuit is made up of the following components: a gas valve with safety and main valves,
ignitor, and a flame detector. The safety valve is actuated by a double coil that comprises a safety coil
(resistance approximately 1350 ohms) and a booster coil (resistance approximately 550 ohms). Both coils
are needed to open the safety valve. Once energized, the safety coil alone will hold the valve open. The main
valve has a single coil (resistance approximately 1300 ohms).
L1
N
IGNITOR
(GLOWING RED)
L1
IGNITOR
(NOT GLOWING)
DETECTOR
BOOSTER
N
BOOSTER
MAIN
DETECTOR
MAIN
SAFETY
SAFETY
Gas Valve Open
Ignitor On
The flame detector (< 1 ohm) is mounted on the combustion chamber. It is normally in the closed position
(N.C.). The flame detector is opened by the radiant heat produced by the glo-bar and once open, the flame
detector will be held open by the radiant heat produced by the gas flame.
When the control system calls for heat, the following circuits are energized:
1. Control relay K3 closes L1 to J2 pin 1 sending L1 power through the Outlet and Safety thermostats to the
gas valve.
2. Neutral circuit is from the dryer harness through the door switch and motor switch M2 to M1 to the gas
valve.
When the glo-bar is heating, the booster and safety coils are both energized and will open the safety valve.
The main valve is closed as its coil is bypassed by the N.C. flame detector. When the glo-bar reaches ignition
temperature, in approximately 60 seconds or less, the flame detector is heated and opens, placing the main
coil in series with the glo-bar. The main valve opens, allowing gas to flow into the combustion chamber and
ignite. The main coil, now in series with the glo-bar, causes the glo-bar to cool down. However, the flame
detector is held open by the radiant heat from the gas flame. The booster coil is now also in series with the
main coil and is essentially inoperative. Should a momentary power failure occur, the gas valve will shut
off and an attempt to restart will not occur until the flame detector cools and resets, in approximately 30
seconds.
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Inlet Safety Thermostat
Inlet Control Thermistor
On electric models, the inlet safety thermostat is
located on the top left area of the heater housing,
to the left of the inlet control thermistor. On gas
models, the inlet safety thermostat is located on
the right side of the diffuser, above the inlet control
thermistor. The thermostat monitors incoming air
temperature.
If the thermostat reaches a temperature beyond its
maximum temperature rating, it will trip and disable
power to the heating elements (electric models) or
burner assembly (gas models).
On electric dryers, the inlet safety thermostat opens
at 210°F (99°C) and will automatically reset at 180°F
(82°C). On gas dryers, the inlet safety thermostat
opens at 300°F (149°C) and will automatically reset
at 260°F (127°C).
To remove the inlet safety thermostat:
1. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
2. Disconnect the 2 wires from the inlet safety
thermostat.
3. Remove the Phillips-head screw that attaches
the inlet safety thermostat to the heater
assembly or diffuser.
4. Lift and slide the thermostat from the heater
assembly or diffuser.
Inlet Safety
Thermostat
Electric Model Shown
On electric models, the inlet control thermistor is
located on the top left area of the heater housing,
to the right of the inlet safety thermostat. On gas
models, the inlet control thermistor is located on
the right side of the diffuser, below the inlet safety
thermostat. The thermistor monitors incoming
air temperature and will respond to temperature
changes of 3°F. The thermistor relays this
information to the control board.
The thermistor has a negative coefficient. As the
temperature increases, the thermistor's resistance
decreases.
Thermistor Resistance Values
Temperature
°C
10
16
21
25
32
38
49
57
66
93
121
Temperature
°F
50
60
70
77
90
100
120
135
150
200
250
Resistance
K-Ohms
202
151
120
100
74
57
37
27
19
8
3
Note: If the control reads a thermistor value too
high or too low, it will log an error code and switch
to a setting where the heaters are on a duty cycle.
The dryer then relies on the backup thermostats to
control the heater and will go into fall back mode
when it has determined that it can no longer rely on
the thermistor temperature to control the applied
heat. This occurs when a thermistor cannot sense
heat (failed open) or reads hot (failed closed). The
fall back mode consists of reducing the maximum
heating power (typically 50%) so that thermostats
are fast enough to shut down the heater in case of
overheating. On GE dryers, both heaters are cycled
on and off every minute.
Operation of the inlet control thermistor can be
checked by using service test mode T06. (See Service
Test Mode.)
Specific failures associated with the inlet control
thermistor can initiate error codes E3 and E4. (See
Service Test Mode.)
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Operation of the outlet control thermistor can be
checked by using service test mode T05. (See Service
Test Mode.)
To remove the inlet control thermistor:
1. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
2. Disconnect the 2 wires from the inlet control
thermistor.
Specific failures associated with the outlet control
thermistor can initiate error codes E5 and E6. (See
Service Test Mode.)
3. Remove the Phillips-head screw that attaches
the inlet control thermistor to the heater
assembly or diffuser.
To remove the outlet control thermistor:
1. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
4. Lift and slide the thermistor from the heater
assembly or diffuser.
2. Remove the Phillips-head screw and the
thermostat moisture shield from the front frame.
Thermostat
Moisture Shield
Inlet Control
Thermistor
Electric Model Shown
Outlet Control Thermistor
3. Disconnect the 2 wires from the outlet control
thermistor.
The outlet control thermistor is located on the
lower rear area of the blower housing. It is below
the moisture shield and the outlet control backup
thermostat. The outlet control thermistor measures
outgoing air temperature and will respond to
temperature changes of 3°F. The thermistor relays
this information to the control board.
4. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that attach
the outlet control thermistor to the blower
housing.
The outlet control thermistor has the same
resistance values as the inlet control thermistor. (See
Inlet Control Thermistor.)
Note: If the control reads a thermistor value too
high or too low, it will log an error code and switch
to a setting where the heaters are on a duty cycle.
The dryer then relies on the backup thermostats to
control the heater and will go into fall back mode
when it has determined that it can no longer rely on
the thermistor temperature to control the applied
heat. This occurs when a thermistor cannot sense
heat (failed open) or reads hot (failed closed). The
fall back mode consists of reducing the maximum
heating power (typically 50%) so that thermostats
are fast enough to shut down the heater in case of
overheating. On GE dryers, both heaters are cycled
on and off every minute.
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Outlet Control Thermistor
Electric Model Shown
Outlet Control Backup Thermostat
High Limit Thermostat
The outlet control backup thermostat is located
on the upper, rear area of the blower housing. It
is below the moisture shield and above the outlet
control thermistor. The outlet control backup
thermostat monitors the outgoing air temperature.
On electric models, the high limit thermostat is
located on the top right area of the heater housing.
On gas models, the high limit thermostat is located
on the upper right side of the diffuser. The high limit
thermostat monitors incoming air temperature.
If the thermostat reaches a temperature beyond its
maximum temperature rating, it will trip and disable
power to the heating elements or burner assembly.
If the thermostat reaches a temperature beyond its
maximum temperature rating, it will trip and take
out the L1 circuit to the motor disabling the heat
source.
The outlet control backup thermostat opens at
165°F (74°C) and will automatically reset at 155°F
(68°C).
For both gas and electric models, the high limit
thermostat opens at 315°F (157°C) and will
automatically reset at 250°F (121°C).
To remove the outlet control backup thermostat:
To remove the high limit thermostat:
1. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
2. Remove the Phillips-head screw and the
thermostat moisture shield from the front frame.
1. Remove the drum. (See Drum.)
2. Disconnect the 2 wires from the high limit
thermostat.
3. Remove the Phillips-head screw that attaches
the high limit thermostat to the heater assembly
or diffuser.
Thermostat
Moisture Shield
4. Slide the thermostat from the heater assembly
or diffuser.
High Limit Thermostat
3. Disconnect the 2 wires from the outlet control
backup thermostat.
4. Remove the Phillips-head screw that attaches
the outlet control backup thermostat to the
blower housing.
Electric Model Shown
Outlet Control
Backup Thermostat
Electric Model Shown
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Note: If replacing the electronic control, transfer the
model selector harness to the replacement control
board in the same location as on the original. If
harness is not transferred, it will generate an E8
fault code. (See Service Test Mode.)
Electronic Control
The electronic control consists of a control board
and a power board.
Power Board
Model Selector
Control Board
To remove the electronic control board:
1. Set the control panel in the service position. (See
Control Panel.)
2. Remove the 6 Phillips-head screws that attach
the selector board to the control panel.
(Non – Steam)
To remove the electronic power board:
1. Remove the top panel. (See Top Panel.)
Electric Models
2. Disconnect 11 wires and wiring harnesses from
the power board.
3. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws to release
the power board from the power board bracket.
Disconnect
(Non – Steam)
Disconnect
Disconnect
Gas Models
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Troubleshooting
Demo Mode
To enter demo mode:
1. Turn the unit off so the screen is blank.
2. Unplug the unit from power and wait 10 seconds.
3. Plug the unit back in.
4. Open the door.
5. Within 30 seconds after plugging the unit back in, press the START/PAUSE button 4 times.
6. Close the door.
7. Press the POWER button.
To exit demo mode:
8. Repeat the above sequence.
Note: In the demo mode, the control will proceed through the selected cycle but will not activate any
components.
Service Test Mode
How to enter to service mode and navigate:
From idle state, press and alternate between the “My cycle” and “Delay Start” buttons to enter service mode.
Upon entering the service mode, the Control shall be in test selection mode and display the first test number
(t01). Rotating the knob counter clockwise (CCW) shall decrement the test number in the display. Rotating
the knob clockwise (CW) shall increment the test numbers in the display.
Once the test number is selected, pressing [Start/Pause] shall begin the selected test.
During a test, pressing power button shall terminate that test and bring the control to the test selection
mode (test number is displayed on the display).
Pressing Power key during the test selection mode shall exit the Service mode.
SERVICE MODE
TEST
T01
Error codes
SEQUENCE
Start/Pause
Knob
Start/Pause
Power
Start/Pause
Knob
Knob
T02
Version info
Knob
Knob
Power
Display error codes
The knob can be turned CCW and CW to see all logged error codes.
Clear highlighted error code from machine
Returns to service mode screen
Display the current version of software
Turn the knob CW while the display shows the UI SW version - The display will alternate
between “SPb” and the 3 digit MC SW version, displaying each for 1 second at a time
Turn the knob CW while the display shows the MC SW version - The display will alternate
between “EUI” and the 3 digit UI Eeprom version, displaying each for 1 second at a time
Turn the knob CW while the display shows the UI Eeprom version
The display will alternate between “EPb” and the 3 digit MC Eeprom version, displaying
each for 1 second at a time
Turn the knob CCW during each of the software versions - verify that the previous display
is stored
Returns to service mode screen
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(Continued Next Page)
SERVICE MODE
TEST
SEQUENCE
Start/Pause
T03
Eeprom check
Knob
Power
Start/Pause
T04
T05
UI test
Outlet
Thermistor
Any button
but power
Power
Start/Pause
Power
T06
Inlet
Thermistor
T07
Moisture
Sensor
T08
Steam test
Start/Pause
Power
Power
Start/Pause
Power
On Entry - The UI and MC board will test their respective Eeproms.
When the UI and MC have finished, “UIP” will be displayed on the SSD if the UI passed, or
“UIF” if the UI Eeprom test failed.
Turn the knob - “PBP” will be displayed on the 7-segment LEDs if the MC passed, or “PBF” if
the MC Eeprom test failed.
Returns to service mode screen
The control shall turn on all LED’s around the dial, the “Power”, and “Start/Pause” button
LED’s, but not the SSD for a duration of 5 seconds.
The control shall then turn off all LED’s and then turn on the SSD.
The control shall sound a Beep as long as a key is pressed.
Returns to service mode screen
The control shall display the Outlet Thermistor temperature in degrees Fahrenheit on the
SSD during the test.
The control shall start the drum motor and turn on the inner and outer coils for Electric
models, and the gas valve for Gas models.
Returns to service mode screen
The control shall display the Inlet Thermistor temperature in degrees Fahrenheit on the
SSD throughout the duration of the test.
The control shall start the drum motor and turn on the inner coil for Electric models, and the
gas valve for Gas models.
Returns to service mode screen
The control shall display the voltage read from the moisture sensor in volts on the SSD
Returns to service mode screen
Upon entry, control shall display “STE” on the SSD during the steam test.
The steam test shall rotate the drum with the standard profile.
Five seconds after enabling the drum motor, the control shall enable power to the steam
generator throughout the remainder of the test.
Returns to service mode screen
Error codes
Description
Error Code
E1-Interface EEPROM
Reading or writing improperly. Replace UI board.
E2-Power EEPROM
E3-Inlet Short
Reading or writing improperly. Replace power board.
E4-Inlet Open
Check and replace inlet thermistor if necessary.
E5-Outlet Short
E6-Outlet Open
Check and replace outlet thermistor if necessary.
E7- Check Electrical Connection
Check and replace inlet thermistor if necessary.
Check and replace outlet thermistor if necessary.
E8- Power Model
Please check power connections.
Check model selector on power board.
E11- Drum Motor
Motor is not rotating properly or centrifugal switch is bad. Please check.
E14- Stuck Button
Stuck keys. Please check
Note:
•
The display error codes test allows the service technician to examine and clear the fault log.
•
The control will display the most recent error in the fault log upon entry into the display error codes test.
If there are no errors in the fault log, the E00 code will be displayed on the display.
•
The control will clear the displayed error from the fault log if the START/PAUSE key is pressed during the
display error codes test. After clearing the displayed error from the fault log, the dryer will display the
next most recent error from the fault log.
•
After clearing all errors from the fault log, the control will display the E00 code on the display.
•
The control will log the last 8 error codes in the memory stored in the control.
•
The control will avoid logging multiple instances of the same error code.
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(Continued Next Page)
General Troubleshooting Guide - Electric Model
COMPLAINT
WRINKLES
SHRINKAGE
DAMAGE
NO HEAT
LONG DAY
TIME
NO HEAT
NOTE 2
YES
YES
NO
CHECK
HEATERS
RESISTANCE
(NOTE 1)
CHECK
MOTOR SWITCH
NO. 1 AND NO. 2
CHECK
WIRING
CHECK
HEATERS
RESISTANCE
(NOTE 1)
CHECK
THERMOSTAT
OPERATION
TEMP CHECK
POWER BOARD
HEAT SELECTOR
SWITCH
THERMOSTATS
DRUM CAP
DRUM SPEED
SYNTHETICS ONLY
WRINKLE SRHINKAGE
IR
DAMAGE
CHECK SHAGS CUTS
ALL DRUM &
INTERIOR SURFACES
CHECK
THERMOSTATE
TEMPERATURE
CHECK ARE
CLOTHES
STILL DAMP
NO
ALL FABRICS
ALL LOADS
LONG DRY TIME
CHECK 240 V
BOTH SUPPLY
CHECK 240 V
AT BOTH
HEATERS
YES
CHECK
POWER BOARD
ADVANCE
CHECK WASHER
TUB AND
ACTIVATOR
CHECK
GARMENT CARE
LABEL
WASH & DRY
INFORMATION
NOTE 3
THERMOSTAT
TEMPERATURE
ALL HOOKS AND
ZIPPERS MUST
BE CLOSED FOR
WASH AND DRY
CHECK DRUM
SPEED EXHAUST
SYSTEM
CUSTOMER USAGE
(NOTE 2)
SNAGS ON GARMENT
FRONT INLY IS
CAUSED BY
NORMAL WEAR OR
DAMAGE BY COUNTER
DESKS ETC.
Note:
•
Heater element is shown on wiring schematic (on reverse side of this sheet). Check for infinite resistance
between any heater terminal and dry cabinet. Heater failure could result from low air flow caused by
improper sealing, kinked or excessive ducting or excessive line voltage.
•
Other factors contributing to long dry times, or clothes condition: load size, large bulky items, ambient
temperature, room size (if not exhausted outdoor). washer spin speed, washer rinse temperature, gas
supply (restrictions), gas pressure.
•
Small loads: Less than 3 lbs. if not treated with destaticizer could develop a static charge if over dried and
cling to drum surface (no tumble) causing wrinkles, shrinkage, or melting. Use a fabric softener (washer
or dryer) or add 2 large bath towels to act as a buffer when drying.
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General Troubleshooting Guide - Gas Model
COMPLAINT
NO HEAT
LONG DRY TIME
CLOTHES WET
SHORT BURN CYCLE
NO HEAT, SHORT BURN
IGNITER
OPERATES?
NO
GAS VALVE
GAS PRESSURE
GAS RESTRICTION
YES
YES
ALL FABRICS
ALL LOADS
LONG DRY TIME
THERMOSTAT
TEMPERATURE
DRUM SPEED
SEE NOTE 1
NO
GAS PRESENT?
WRINKLES
SHRINKAGE
DAMAGE
DAMAGE
WRINKLE
SRHINKRAGE
SEE NOTE 2
THERMOSTAT
TEMPERATURE
WASHER BASKET
AND AGITATOR
EXCESSIVE OR RESTRICTED
EXHAUST SYSTEM
SAFETY THERMOSTATS
BACKUP THERMOSTAT
SNAGS
ONLY KNITS
ALL HOOKS AND
ZIPPERS MUST BE
CLOSED FOR
WASH AND DRY
NO
CHECK
GENERAL CARE
LABEL WASH AND
DRY INFORMATION
WASH SPIN SPEED
DRUM & INTERIOR
SURFACES
DRUM GAP
FLAME
DETECTOR
POWER BOARD
HEAT SETTING
MOTOR SWITCH
1&2
THERMOSTAT
ARE CLOTHES
STILL DAMP?
GAS VALVE
CLOSES APPROX.
1-2 MINUTES
SYNTHETICS
ONLY
DISPLAY TIMER
OPERATES
EXCESSIVE OR RESTRICTED
EXHAUST SYSTEM
THERMOSTAT TEMPERATURE
DISPLAY TIMER OPERATION
WASHER SPIN SPEED
SEE NOTE 1
SNAGS
FRONT ONLY
NORMAL WEAR
OR DAMAGE
BY COUNTER
DESKS ETC.
SEE SHEMATIC FOR PROPER SWITCH CONNECTIONS
Note:
•
Other factors contributing to long dry times, or clothes condition: load size, large bulky items, ambient
temperature, room size (if not exhausted outdoor). washer spin speed, washer rinse temperature, gas
supply (restrictions), gas pressure.
•
Small loads: Less than 3 lbs. if not treated with destaticizer could develop a static charge if over dried and
cling to drum surface (no tumble) causing wrinkles, shrinkage, or melting. Use a fabric softener (washer
or dryer) or add 2 large bath towels to act as a buffer when drying.
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BLACK
J5 - JUMPER SELECTOR
STEAM
7.5
7.0
SINGLE
6
GE
8
6
START
7
INLET CONTROL
THERMISTOR
OUTLET CONTROL
THERMISTOR
G
DRUM MOTOR
CONNECTOR
TAB SEQUENCE
5
4
3
7
G
2
PINK
1
BLUE
WHITE
WHITE
BLUE
1
FE Module
3
BROWN
RED
ORANGE
BROWN
ORANGE
RED
CONFIGURATION
8
5
7
J17
GRAY
BLACK
WHEN USED
4
J2
J21
BROWN
WHITE
BLACK
RED
K9
STEAM
BROWN
ORANGE
WHITE
WHITE
ORANGE
BROWN
REV. 1
J21
J20
ORANGE
DRUM / BLOWER
MOTOR
K6
BLUE
WHITE
5
5
225
210
SAFETY
SAFETY
180
195
5
10 250
165
315
155
5
74
99
7 107
7
6
3
82
9
4
PURPLE
90
9
6 121
3
3
CLOSE
68
OPEN
TEMPERATURE C
15 157
CLOSE
HIGH - LIMIT
OPEN
TEMPERATURE F
OUTLET CONTROL BACKUP
THERMOSTAT
3
7.0
1
7.0
-
7.0
7.5
7.5
7.5
DRUM VOLUME (Ft 3 )
BLACK
189D7173P001
Schematics and Wiring Diagrams
Electric Model
Pub. No. 31-16649
ORANGE
WHITE
WHITE
RED
RED
RED
RED
RED
ORANGE
BLACK
STEAM
7.5
SINGLE
7.0
BLACK
GRAY
8
ORANGE
5
GE
6
G
8
7
TAB SEQUENCE
DRUM
MOTOR
CONNECTOR
WHITE
WHITE
6
WHITE
WHITE
5
YELLOW
4
1
3
3
2
G
7
WHITE
BLUE
WHITE
PINK
GREEN
1
BLACK
WHITE
CONFIGURATION
RED
YELLOW
BLUE
WHITE
J5 - JUMPER SELECTOR
GRAY
PURPLE
BROWN
1
WHITE
PINK
GRAY
PINK
PURPLE
3
REV. 2
PURPLE
BROWN/ YELLOW
BROWN
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PURPLE
FE Module
RED
GREEN
4
J2
BROWN
WHITE
J20
RED
WHITE
WHITE
WHITE
STEAM RELAY
K9
J21
WHEN USED
J21
BLACK
189D7173P002
RED
J20
DRUM/BLOWER
MOTOR
Gas Model
Pub. No. 31-16648
WHITE
BROWN
Strip Circuit
To check thermostats:
1. Disconnect power.
WHITE
2. Measure resistance between J2 pin 3 and J8.
K6
ORANGE
Note: If all thermostats are intact, reading should be
0 
PURPLE
BLUE
RED
K6
ORANGE
ORANGE
To check water valve:
1. Disconnect power.
ORANGE
2. Measure resistance between J20 and plug.
Note: The resistance of the valve coil should read
400 
STEAM
J2
K9
BROWN
To check belt switch:
BLACK
1. Disconnect power.
RED
4
2. Measure resistance between J2 pin 4 and plug.
J21
Note: If belt switch and motor are intact, reading
should be 3 
WHEN USED
To check door switch:
1. Disconnect power.
TAB SEQUENCE
DRUM MO TOR
CONNEC TOR
BROWN
GE
G
8
6
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
BROWN
7
GR AY
BLACK
J1 7
START
5
7
PINK
2. Measure resistance between J1 pin 3 (neutral)
and plug.
Note: The resistance should read 0 with the door
closed and ∞ with the door open.
8
G
J1 3
To check heaters:
1. Disconnect power.
BLACK
BROWN
2. Measure resistance between J9 and J10.
Note: If both heaters are intact, reading should be
40 
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WHITE
BROWN
WHITE
WHITE
Warranty
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule
service, on-line, visit us at GEAppliances.com, or call 800.
GE.CARES (800.432.2737).
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
Please have serial number and model number available when
calling for service.
For The Period Of: We Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the dryer which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this
limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and related service costs
to replace the defective part.
What Is Not Covered:
„
Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
„
Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
„
Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
„
Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
„
Failure of the product if it is abused, misused or used for
other than the intended purpose or used commercially.
„
Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
„
Damage caused after delivery.
„
Product not accessible to provide required service.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES³Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in
this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased
for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer
is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an
Authorized GE Service location for service. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service
calls to your home.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know
what your legal rights are, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
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