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GE Consumer & Industrial
Technical Service Guide
August 2008
Profi le Dryer
DPVH880EJ
DPVH880GJ
31-9167
GE Appliances
General Electric Company
Louisville, Kentucky 40225
EWRINKLER
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  • Page 1 GE Consumer & Industrial Technical Service Guide August 2008 Profi le Dryer EWRINKLER START DPVH880EJ DPVH880GJ 31-9167 GE Appliances General Electric Company Louisville, Kentucky 40225...
  • Page 2 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. GE Consumer & Industrial Technical Service Guide Copyright © 2008 All rights reserved.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Air Duct Assembly ................................34 Airfl ow ....................................27 Belt Switch....................................39 Blower Motor ..................................40 Blower Wheel ..................................42 Burner Assembly and LP Conversion ........................46 Component Locator Views ............................28 Control Board Assembly ...............................54 Control Features ................................6 Control Panel..................................32 Cycle Options ..................................10 Display Board ..................................55 Door Switch ..................................35 Drive Belt ....................................36...
  • Page 4: Nomenclature

    Nomenclature Model Number D P V H 8 8 0 E J 0 W W Color Control Brand WW = White Features D = General Electric MV = Vermillion (Red) MG = Champagne Feature Packages P = Pedestal Engineering Revision Alpha or Numeric Capacity/Confi...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    UV Stabilizers - The control panel, control panel cover, and door outer panel have UV stabilizers to prevent yellowing when exposed to sunlight. • The GE dryer can be installed on top of the GE Front Load Washer. (Stacking kit supplied with washer.) • Pedestal available at additional cost. White (model number DPVH515EJ0WW), Red (model number...
  • Page 6: Control Features

    Control Features WARNING! To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. (Continued Next Page) – 6 –...
  • Page 7: Dry Cycles

    Power Press to “wake up” the display. If the display is active, press to turn the dryer off. NOTE: Pressing POWER does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply. Dry Cycles The dry cycle controls the cycle time for the drying process. The chart below will help you match the dry setting with the loads.
  • Page 8 Dry Temp You can change the temperature of your dry cycle. ANTI-BACTERIAL This option may only be used with COTTONS or MIXED LOAD cycles. This option reduces 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.
  • Page 9 Specialty Cycles 1. Turn the CYCLE knob to SPECIAL CYCLES. A list of cycle options will appear in the display. 2. Using the cursor buttons, select a CATEGORY. 3. Using the cursor buttons, select a CYCLE. Press the BACK button to take you back to the CATEGORIES. 4.
  • Page 10: Cycle Options

    Cycle Options Note: Not all features are available on all dryer models. Extend Tumble Minimizes wrinkles by adding The light around the button will light up when approximately 60 minutes of no-heat EXTEND TUMBLE is on. tumbling after clothes are dry. The beeper will sound every 2 minutes to remind you to remove the clothes.
  • Page 11: Sales Demo Mode

    Settings Under the SETTINGS option, you can DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS can be set from adjust the volume or the brightness of HIGH, MED or LOW. the display. After you have made your selection, VOLUME press enter. ■ End of Cycle (signal) volume can be set from HIGH, MED, LOW or OFF.
  • Page 12: Dryer Features

    Dryer Features Drum Lamp Before replacing the light bulb, be sure to unplug the dryer power cord or disconnect the dryer at the household distribution panel by Bulb removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker. The bulb is a 120 VAC, 10-watt, threaded base bulb.
  • Page 13 Drying Rack (Optional Accessory) A handy drying rack may be used for drying delicate items, such as washable sweaters. Place items fl at on the drying rack and block such items as wool sweaters and delicate fabrics. Dry with low heat.
  • Page 14: Reversing The Door Swing

    Reversing the Door Swing Important Notes: Tools Needed • Read the instructions all the way through before Phillips-head Screwdriver starting. • Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint. • Provide a non-scratching work surface for the doors. Putty Knife or Thin-Blade •...
  • Page 15 Door Parts Hinge Cap Outer Handle Chrome Door Cover Inner Door Cap 2 #8 x 0.75" Small Tapping Screws 4 #8 x 0.50" Machine Screws Hinge Assembly 7 #10 x 1.125" Large Tapping Screws Chrome Door Cap Inner Handle 9 #8 x 0.625" Small Tapping Screws 2 Handle Caps 2 #10 x 0.750"...
  • Page 16 To reverse the door swing: 4. Lay the door down on a soft, protected, fl at surface so the inner part faces upward (door Unplug the dryer from its electrical outlet. resting on the handle side). 5. Remove the 7 (#10 x 1.125-in.) tapping screws located around the perimeter of the door.
  • Page 17 7. Lay the chrome cover down on a soft, protected, 10. Pop the 2 handle caps out toward you and fl at surface so the inner part faces upward reassemble on the opposite side of the chrome (resting on the handle side). cover, where you removed the outer handle.
  • Page 18 12. Assemble the new right-side door cap (from 18. Assemble the hinge to the opposite side of the reversibility kit), using 2 (#8 x 0.625-in.) tapping inner door, using 4 (#8-32 x 0.50-in.) machine screws. screws. 19. Assemble the new inner door cap (from reversibility kit) on the opposite side of the hinge, Screws using 2 (#8 x 0.75-in.) tapping screws.
  • Page 19 22. Assemble the chrome cover to the inner door by 24. Place the door back on the dryer front panel, placing them together. Flip the door assembly making sure the latch is engaged and the hinge over and assemble, using 7 (#10 x 1.125-in.) is sitting in the two openings in the dryer front.
  • Page 20: Pedestal Installation (Washer And Dryer)

    Pedestal Installation (Washer and Dryer) Optional 12-inch-high storage drawer pedestals Installation Preparation with dividers are available to provide convenience • Remove the packaging. and extra storage space for detergent, dryer sheets, and other cleaning supplies. The pedestal • The drawer divider is taped at the top of the installation kit includes 4 support pads, 4 mounting shipping carton.
  • Page 21 3. Pull the drawer out as far as it will go. 6. Place the pedestal against the bottom of the washer or dryer. Check to be sure the drawer 4. Remove screws from drawer slides. Slide drawer front is at the front of the washer or dryer. out of the base and set aside.
  • Page 22 9. Stand the washer or dryer upright. Move it close 14. Reinstall the original screws into each drawer to its fi nal location. slide. Tighten both screws. 10. Make sure that the washer or dryer is level by 15. Open the drawer fully. Slide drawer divider into placing a spirit level on top.
  • Page 23: Stacking Instructions

    The GE dryer is designed to allow placement • Minimum vertical space from fl oor to overhead (stacking) on top of certain GE front load washers. cabinets, ceiling, etc. is 43 inches without Washer models that currently qualify are: pedestal, 55 inches with pedestal, and 84 inches stacked.
  • Page 24 To stack the dryer: Remove the adhesive backing and fi rmly place the 4 rubber pads over the leg brackets. Caution: Do not lay dryer on its back. Use the packing material or a protective surface when laying dryer on its side. Carefully lay the dryer on its side.
  • Page 25 Set the dryer upright using packing material or WARNING! a protective surface that ensures the brackets do not damage the fl oor. Do not push on the dryer after it is stacked on the washer. Pushing on the dryer may result in pinched Place and level the washer in the approximate fi...
  • Page 26: Operation Overview

    Operation Overview Air enters the dryer cabinet, passing through the heating coils (electric models) or the diffuser (gas models) and into the drum. The hot air heats the wet clothes, gradually removing their moisture in the form of water vapor. The moist air is vented through the dryer exhaust. Overall heater temperature is regulated by means of two temperature sensors, an inlet sensor, located near the heating coils or diffuser, and an outlet sensor, located at the blower.
  • Page 27: Airfl Ow

    Airfl ow Gas Dryer Electric Dryer – 27 –...
  • Page 28: Blower Motor

    Component Locator Views Electric Model Rack Dry Interlock Relay Power Board Inlet Control Thermistor Triac Inlet Safety Thermostat High Limit Thermostat Heater Assembly Fuses Drum Motor Dual Idler Pully Blower Motor (behind frame) Outlet Control Backup Thermostat Blower Wheel Rack Dry Thermostat (behind frame) Outlet Control Thermistor (behind frame) (Continued Next Page) –...
  • Page 29 Gas Model Power Board Inlet Safety Thermostat Inlet Control Thermistor High Limit Thermostat Fuse Drum Motor Rack Dry ® Calrod Dual Idler Pully Element Burner Assembly Blower Motor (behind frame) Outlet Control Backup Thermostat Blower Wheel Rack Dry Thermostat (behind frame) Outlet Control Thermistor (behind frame) –...
  • Page 30: Power Board Connector Locator View

    Power Board Connector Locator View J18 and J19 J8 and J9 J1 - L1 and Neutral Supply to Power Board K1 - Drum Motor Relay K2 - Blower Motor Relay J2 - Drum Motor K3 - Gas Ignitor Shut-Off and 2nd Stage Relay J3 - Washer/Dryer Communication Cable K4 - Half-Power 1st Stage Relay (Gas) J4 - 5 VDC, Hall Effect Input, Logic Ground, Outlet...
  • Page 31: Control Board Assembly

    Control Board Assembly (Electric and Gas Models) Rear View Front View – 31 –...
  • Page 32: Control Panel

    Dryer Components WARNING: Sharp edges may be exposed when 3. Raise the control panel vertically to disengage servicing the dryer. Use caution to avoid injury. the 4 key slots from the 4 grommets. Wear Kevlar gloves or equivalent protection. Note: Combined Phillips-head/square-drive recess screws are utilized throughout this appliance.
  • Page 33: Front Panel

    Top Panel Front Panel Removal of the top panel provides access to the Removal of the front panel provides access to the power board. The top panel is held in place with drum and drive belt. The front panel is held in place 3 Phillips-head screws in front and 2 tabs in back.
  • Page 34: Drum Slide Assembly

    Air Duct Assembly Drum Slide Assembly The air duct assembly houses the lint fi lter, drum The drum slide assembly is located on the back seal, and the 2 sensor rods. It is located on the back side of the front panel and utilizes 4 drum slides. side of the front panel.
  • Page 35: Door Switch

    4. Remove the single Phillips-head screw and Moisture Sensor the drum light receptacle from the drum slide assembly. The moisture-sensing circuit consists of 2 sensor rods. They are mounted beneath the lint fi lter on the drum side of the air duct. Drum Light Receptacle Caution: Upon reassembly, ensure that the door...
  • Page 36: Fuses

    Fuses Drive Belt WARNING: Sharp edges may be exposed when WARNING: Sharp edges may be exposed when servicing the dryer. Use caution to avoid injury servicing the dryer. Use caution to avoid injury and wear Kevlar gloves and sleeves or equivalent and wear Kevlar gloves and sleeves or equivalent protection.
  • Page 37: Drum

    To replace the drive belt: Drum Lift the front of the drum up, then place the belt The drum is made of 304 stainless steel and has in position around the circumference of the three replaceable baffl es. drum. To remove the drum: 2.
  • Page 38: Drum Shaft And Bearing

    Drum Shaft and Bearing Dual Idler Assembly The drum shaft is attached to the rear of the drum WARNING: Sharp edges may be exposed when with three T-20 Torx screws. The bearing can be servicing the dryer. Use caution to avoid injury. removed by pulling it off the shaft.
  • Page 39: Belt Switch

    Belt Switch Drum Motor The belt switch is attached to the front of the drum The drum motor is a single-speed, 120-VAC, 1/4- motor baseplate with a Phillips-head screw. The hp, 5.2-amp rated motor with an automatic reset switch is activated by the movement of the dual overload protector.
  • Page 40 3. Compress then remove the front and rear motor Blower Motor straps from the motor baseplate. The blower motor is a 120-VAC, 1/8-hp, 1.6-amp rated motor. The tachometer at the back of the Motor Strap motor provides speed input to the main board. Motor resistance values: Start winding = approximately 5 Ω...
  • Page 41 5. Remove the 3 Phillips-head screws that attach 7. Tilt the assembly toward the rear then remove the motor plate to the dryer fl oor. the 3 Phillips-head screws that attach the motor to the motor plate. Note: When installing the 3 Phillips-head screws, ensure the ground wire is attached with the right- side vertical screw.
  • Page 42 4. Remove the 9 Phillips-head screws that attach Blower Wheel the motor plate and the blower housing to the frame. The blower wheel is held to the blower motor shaft with a clamp. To remove the blower wheel, it is not 5.
  • Page 43: Heater Assembly

    Heater Assembly Triac WARNING: Sharp edges may be exposed when The triac is mounted beneath the power board servicing the dryer. Use caution to avoid injury. support located under the top panel. Wear Kevlar gloves or equivalent protection. Note: The replacement triac comes with heatsink. The heater assembly is located behind the drum.
  • Page 44 Electric Dryer Element Operation - Normal Heat Cycle • To measure electric heater amperage, locate and read current on the orange wire connecting the high limit thermostat terminal 3 to MT1 on the triac. • To measure triac gate voltage (VDC), read between J4 Pin 3 (logic ground) and board location JT27. Amperage Reading Location J4 Pin 3 JT27...
  • Page 45 4. As the drum heats up further, relay K8 opens J10 Pin 1 to J10 Pin 5 and cycles off the inner coil. The heat system is now drawing 0 amps. 5. The drum temperature begins to drop and at that time the triac gate voltage, again, begins to pulsate 0 to 4.8 VDC.
  • Page 46: Gas Valve Coils

    To remove the double and main coils: Burner Assembly and LP Conversion Remove the drum. (See Drum The burner assembly consists of the gas valve coils, gas valve, burner, and inlet pipe. Disconnect the wire harness from both coils. To convert the dryer from natural gas to LP gas, the burner assembly must be replaced.
  • Page 47: Gas Valve

    To remove the half-power coil: 6. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that attach the gas valve bracket to the dryer fl oor. Remove the drum. (See Drum 7. Pull the bracket toward the front of the dryer to Disconnect the 2 wires from the half-power coil. disengage tabs from dryer fl...
  • Page 48: Flame Detector

    Ignitor Flame Detector WARNING: Sharp edges may be exposed when The fl ame detector is attached to the right side of servicing the dryer. Use caution to avoid injury. the combustion chamber. Wear Kevlar gloves or equivalent protection. To remove the fl ame detector: The ignitor is located at the end of the burner Remove the drum.
  • Page 49: Ignitor Circuit Operation

    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 fl ame detector. The safety valve is actuated by a double coil that comprises a safety coil (resistance approximately 1400 ohms) and a booster coil (resistance approximately 580 ohms).
  • Page 50 6. Position the Calrod to access the 2 Phillips head Rack Dry Calrod Element ® screws holding the combustion chamber to the dryer fl oor, then remove both screws. The rack dry Calrod element is attached to the ® inside of the combustion chamber. The element is rated at 700 watts and has an approximate resistance value of 20 Ω.
  • Page 51: Inlet Control Thermistor

    Inlet Safety Thermostat Inlet Control Thermistor On electric models, the inlet safety thermostat is On electric models, the inlet control thermistor is located on the top left area of the heater housing, located on the top left area of the heater housing, to the left of the inlet control thermistor.
  • Page 52: Outlet Control Backup Thermostat

    High Limit Thermostat Outlet Control Thermistor On electric models, the high limit thermostat is The outlet control thermistor is located on the lower located on the top right area of the heater housing. rear area of the blower housing. It is below the On gas models, the high limit thermostat is located outlet control backup thermostat and the rack dry on the lower left side of the diffuser.
  • Page 53: Rack Dry Calrod ® Element

    Outlet Control Backup Thermostat Rack Dry Thermostat The outlet control backup thermostat is located The rack dry thermostat is located on the upper rear on the upper, rear area of the blower housing. It is area of the blower housing. It is above the outlet above the outlet control thermistor and the rack dry control thermistor.
  • Page 54: Power Board

    Power Board Control Board Assembly The power board is mounted in a plastic housing The control board assembly is mounted in a plastic that is attached to a bracket located under the top housing that is attached to the inside of the control panel.
  • Page 55: Display Board

    Display Board The display board is mounted on the underside of the plastic housing that holds the control board assembly. The display board snaps onto the plastic housing via 2 plastic tabs. To remove the display board: Caution: To avoid marring the control panel, place the panel face down on a protective surface.
  • Page 56: Service Test Mode

    Troubleshooting Service Test Mode The dryer control has a service test mode that can be utilized by the service technician in order to test critical components and to access error codes. This test mode will help the service technician to quickly identify failed or improperly operating dryer components.
  • Page 57 The following tables shows the diagnostic tests and the button sequence that is required to perform them: Service Test Mode Sequence Displays "confi gure UI" ENTER Confi gure UI Returns to service mode screen POWER Error Codes ENTER Displays error codes START/PAUSE Clear highlighted error code from machine POWER...
  • Page 58 Test Mode Press Displays Exit Confi gure UI Enter This test is currently not used. Press POWER button to return to test mode menu. Error Codes Enter • The control shall display the list of errors in the Press POWER fault log upon entry into the error codes test.
  • Page 59 Test Mode Press Displays Exit Key Continuity Enter The control will sound the beep as long as a key is Press POWER pressed. button to return to test mode menu. Outlet Enter • The control shall display the Outlet Thermistor Press POWER Thermistor temperature in degrees Fahrenheit on the VFD...
  • Page 60: Error Codes

    Error Codes Error Component, Description and Corrective Action Code System, or Test Interface EEPROM Reading or writing improperly. Replace UI board. E101 Power EEPROM Reading or writing improperly. Replace power board. Inlet Short Inlet thermistor shorted; check and replace if necessary. Inlet Open Inlet thermistor open;...
  • Page 61 General Troubleshooting Guide - Electric Models COMPLAINT WRINKLES NO HEAT SHRINKAGE LONG DRY TIME DAMAGES CLOTHES WET DAMAGE ALL FABRICS ALL LOADS CHECK NO HEAT LONG DRY TIME SYNTHETICS CHECK SNAG CUTS ONLY THERMOSTAT ALL DRUM TEMPERATURE & INTERIOR CHECK DRUM SPEED WRINKLE 240V...
  • Page 62 General Troubleshooting Guide - Gas Models COMPLAINT WRINKLES SHRINKAGE DAMAGES NO HEAT ALL FABRICS SYNTHETICS LONG DRY TIME ALL LOADS ONLY CLOTHES WET SHORT BURN CYCLE NO HEAT, SHORT BURN LONG DRY TIME DAMAGE GENERAL CARE LABEL WASH AND DRY INFORMATION IGNITER WASH SPIN SPEED DRUM &...
  • Page 63: Schematics And Wiring Diagrams

    Schematics and Wiring Diagrams Electric Model WARNING: Disconnect electrical power before servicing. Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify operation after servicing. (Continued Next Page) – 63 –...
  • Page 64 Gas Model WARNING: Disconnect electrical power before servicing. Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify operation after servicing. – 64 –...
  • Page 65 WARNING: Disconnect electrical power before servicing. Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify operation after servicing. Rack Dry Circuit - Electric Models Rack Dry Circuit - Gas Models NEUTRAL FROM CLOSED DOOR SWITCH –...
  • Page 66 Drum Motor Circuit - Electric Models Drum Motor Circuit - Gas Models – 66 –...
  • Page 67 Blower Motor Circuit - Electric Models Blower Motor Circuit - Gas Models Gas Valve Circuit – 67 –...
  • Page 68: Warranty

    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.

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