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GE DBL333 Technical Service Manual

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GE Consumer Service Training
TECHNICAL SERVICE GUIDE
LARGE CAPACITY DRYERS
DBL333
DCL333
DVL223
PUB # 31-9037

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  • Page 1 GE Consumer Service Training TECHNICAL SERVICE GUIDE LARGE CAPACITY DRYERS DBL333 DCL333 DVL223 PUB # 31-9037...
  • 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 Service Training Technician Service Guide Copyright © 1999 All rights reserved.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Model Series Features Installation Highlights Top and Front Panel Removal Door Gasket and Handle Drum Glide and Upper Seal Lower Drum Seal Drum Removal Drum Shaft and Bearing Start Switch Temperature Selector Switch Timer Door Switch Control Thermostat and Heater High Limit Thermostat Thermal Limiter Heat Systems...
  • Page 4: Model Series Features

    Model Features DBL333EY/GY - GE 5.7 Cu. Ft. Large Capacity Dryer Features and Benefits DCL333EY/GY - GE 5.7 Cu. Ft. Large Capacity Dryer Features and Benefits...
  • Page 5 DVL223EY/GY - GE 5.7 Cu. Ft. Large Capacity Dryer Features and Benefits ™ Model Nomenclature...
  • Page 6 Installation Specifications Electric Dryer Exhaust Options: Circuit Requirements: Electric Dryer Rating: Note: Installation Information: Gas Dryer Exhaust Options: Circuit Requirements: Gas Dryer Electric Rating: Gas (BTU/HR):...
  • Page 7 Exhaust Ducting Length • DO NOT • NOTE: When exhausting from the side or bottom, a vent kit is available as publication #14-A018. The vent kit replaces the existing duct inside the dryer to allow a 90° elbow to vent the dryer out the side or bottom. The kit consists of a 6 1/2” long, 4” diameter metal duct with attached mounted bracket and instructions.
  • Page 8 DRYER OPERATION 2 Phillips screws The dryer drum rotates clockwise at 48 – 54 rpm as viewed from front. On electric models, air is drawn into the heater housing and across the open coils of the electric heater. On gas models, air is drawn into the combustion chamber and over the burner flame.
  • Page 9: Drum Glide And Upper Seal

    Apply a bead of WH60X20 adhesive on the air duct Rear Access Panel seal and position it on the air duct. Reinstall the lint trap cover and filter, front and top panel. The rear access panel allows access to view the motor, centrifugal switch, idler pulley assembly, belt and belt switch.
  • Page 10 Dryer Drum Removal Drum Bearing To remove the dryer drum, disconnect power and The drum bearing mounts to the inside rear of the remove the top and front panels. Next, remove the dryer cabinet by means of a sheet metal bracket yellow spacer/bumper attached to the top cross secured by two 5/16”...
  • Page 11: Start Switch

    Temperature Selector Switch The rotary temperature selector switch, one of the controls on the model DBL333, allows the customer to select different temperature settings for drying. The switch contains a 3K ohm resistor on the electric model and a 2.4K ohm resistor on the gas model.
  • Page 12: Door Switch

    Door Switch Depending on the dryer model, the timer can have one or two resistors connected to it. Refer to the wiring diagram with the dryer. The door switch is a normally open switch wired in series with the drive motor. When the door is closed and the motor running, a circuit is completed through the motor’s run winding.
  • Page 13 To check the control thermostat, remove the wiring from the terminals. At room temperature, the thermostat should have continuity between the control thermostat terminals. To check the bias heater, remove the wiring from the bias heater THERMAL terminals. Check the resistance between the bias LIMITER heater terminals.
  • Page 14 by removing the drum and visually inspecting the Belt Switch element for breaks. Remove the leads from the heater terminals and check for 12 ohms across the The belt switch is a normally closed switch and is terminals, then check each terminal to ground. If mounted on the motor bracket next to the idler arm.
  • Page 15 The motor contains a centrifugal switch which serves tape, two Phillips screws and the six clips holding three purposes: It disengages the motor start the cover in place.Note the retaining clips under the winding, engages the motor run winding and closes aluminum tape at the bottom edge of the cover.
  • Page 16 Next, remove the fan housing lock from the rear of the blower housing. HOUSING LOCK MOTOR AND HARNESS WIRING INTERNAL MOTOR WIRING YELLOW ORANGE BLACK TERMINALS To remove the lock, insert a flat bade screwdriver as shown below. Pry the lock away from the housing far enough to clear the retaining tab and lift the lock out of the channel.
  • Page 17 DBL333E...
  • Page 18 DBL333G...
  • Page 19 DCL333E...
  • Page 20 DCL333G...
  • Page 21 DVL223E...
  • Page 22 DVL223G...
  • Page 23 Dryer Will Not Run Gas Dryer Electric Dryer House fuse, House fuse, Adequate voltage Adequate voltage breaker, outlet breaker, outlet to dryer? to dryer? problem problem Connections at Replace door Door switch Repair terminal terminal block switch contacts closed? block connection. Replace start Start switch Replace door...
  • Page 24 No Heat - Drum Turns Electric Dryer House fuse, Adequate voltage breaker, wall to dryer at outlet? outlet problem Correct voltage at Replace power dryer terminal cord block? Turn timer on Contacts A & B Replace timer closed on the timer? Contacts 1 &...
  • Page 25: High Limit Thermostat

    No Heat - Drum Turns Gas Dryer Ignitor glowing? Replace flame Flame sensor Gas supply OK Fix supply sensor contacts closed? to dryer? problem Ignitor between Contacts A & B 50 and 400 ohms Replace timer closed on the Replace ignitor at room timer? temperature?
  • Page 26 No Medium Heat Electric and Gas Dryers Continuity between contacts Replace 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 temperature on temperature selector switch selector switch? Resistor on Replace temperature temperature selector selector switch switch open? resistor Resistor between Replace timer contacts resistor E &...
  • Page 27 Timer Will Not Advance On Auto-Cycle Electric Dryer Timer advances but doesn't complete cycle? Advance timer to Turn timer on near end of cycle. Continuity Continuity Replace timer between timer between timer Replace timer contacts TM & X contacts and between B &...
  • Page 28 DBL333EY0WW shown Model...
  • Page 29 GE - DBL333EY0WW (ELECTRIC DRYER - CONTROLS AND TOP PANEL) Ref No Part Number Description 49-9996 USE & CARE MANUAL 31-15408 MINI MANUAL WE02X10009 CLIP-TOP/FRONT PANEL WE02X10021 SCR, 8-18 X .50 WE20X10010 PANEL BACK WE04X10037 SELECTOR SWITCH WE04X10033 SWITCH-START WE19X10024...
  • Page 30 DBL333EY0WW shown Model...
  • Page 31 GE - DBL333EY0WW (ELECTRIC DRYER - FRONT PANEL & LINT FILTER) Ref No Part Number Description WH02X10009 SCREW, 10-16X.50 1202 WEOlXlOO10 PLUG DOME WH 1208 WE18X10001 COVER LINT TRAP 1216 WE02X10010 CLIP-WIRING 1220 WE03XO073 GLIDE-DRUM 1221 WE09XO105 SEAL BASKET LOWER...
  • Page 32 DBL333EY0WW shown Model...
  • Page 33: Thermal Limiter

    GE - DBL333EY0WW (ELECTRIC DRYER CABINET & DRUM) Ref No Part Number Description WE04XO716 BLOCK-TERMINAL WHOlXlOO04 SCREW, 8-18AB X 0.375 1204 WE13X10010 BRACKET-CORD 1206 WE02XO358 BALL CLIP 1207 WE04X10026 INSULATOR, HEATER HSG 1209 WE20X10009 ACCESS PANEL 1210 WE11X10002 HEAT SHIELD...
  • Page 34 DBL333EY0WW shown Model...
  • Page 35 GE - DBL333EY0WW (ELECTRIC DRYER - MOTOR) Ref No Part Number Description WR02X9494 SCREW,8-18 X 0.31 WH01X10004 SCREW, 8-18AB X 0.375 1304 WEOlXlOO16 LOCK FAN HOUSING 1310 WE14X10008 FAN HOUSING 1311 WE01X10029 SPACER-IDLER 1312 WE16X10001 BLOWER WHEEL 1313 WE14X10009 FAN COVER...
  • Page 36 DBL333GY0AAshown Model...
  • Page 37 GE - DBL333GY0AA (GAS DRYER - BURNER) Ref No Part Number Description WR02X9494 SCREW,8-18 X 0.3 WHOIX10004 SCREW, 8-18AB X 0.375 1319 WE02X10022 SCREW-STOP 1355 WE08X10003 HARNESS GAS VALVE 1360 WE02X10018 CLIP WIRING, GAS BRACKET 1361 WE14X10010 BRACKET-BURNER 1364 WEOlXlOO19...