GE 24” Dryers - PCVH480EKWW Series Robert Gauthier Technical Support Service guide 31-9194 10-MAN-DR-01...
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Alphabetical table of contents 28-29 Belt Removal Mini Manual Location Belt Switch Motor Removal Blower Wheel Removal Motor Testing Control Lock Out Nomenclature Location 16 to 21 Control Panel Disassembly Outlet Thermostat and Thermistor Control Panel Selections PCB Component Locations Damp Alert PCB Heater Testing Door Switch...
Control Lock Out Press “Power Pad” then hold the “TEMP” and “SENSOR” pads for 3 seconds. The control can be locked out with or without a cycle selected. Note: If the control is locked out and a cycle is running the power pad will still function.
Damp Alert • This option causes the dryer to beep when the clothes have dried to a damp level. • The dry cycle will continue running. • «Damp Alert» can only be selected for “dry, more dry and extra dry” sensor dry selections.
STACKED INSTALLATION • The dryer can be stacked on the washer as an installation option. • The optional stacking kit required is GE kit # GE24STACK. • The shipping weight of dryer is 100lbs. Tools Required: Phillips screwdriver Open end or adjustable wrench...
Door Switch This clip will need to be removed when replacing the door switch. This clip is for factory assembly only and will not need to be reinstalled. The door switch can be checked using the service “Test Mode”.
Drum Lamp Groove • The drum lamp assembly as seen with front panel removed. • The lamp assembly is inserted from inside the drum area. • The lamp is secured in place by a groove in the rubber housing.
Drum Lamp (cont.) • The dryer features LED lighting. • 12 VDC is supplied to the lamp assembly by the PCB (lamp out of circuit). • 6.53 VDC with the lamp in circuit and operating. • The lamp assembly is accessible from the front of the dryer. •...
Control Panel Disassembly Top removal • Remove the two rear hex head Phillips screws. • Slightly lift the rear of the top panel and slide it towards the rear of dryer.
Control Panel Disassembly (cont.) • Remove the two screws securing the control panel. • Lift up on the control panel and pull it forward to disengage the control panel.
Control Panel Disassembly (cont.) PCB Assembly...
Control Panel Disassembly (cont.) • Remove the control knob by pulling it firmly off the PCB shaft. • Note the alignment of the “D” shaft when replacing the knob.
Control Panel Disassembly (cont.) Locking tabs Remove the four Phillips screws. Press in on the locking tabs to release the PCB.
Front Panel Removal • Open the door and remove 2 Phillips screws (then close the door). • With the control panel off, remove the 4 Phillips screws. • Pull the top of the front panel out by two inches and pull up to remove it.
Front Drum Support Removal • Remove the four Phillips screws. • Disconnect the sensor harness. • Disconnect the lamp assembly harness.
Front Drum Support Removal (cont.) • When unlocking the front drum support, after lifting up, make sure to slide the bottom out towards the front and drop it down to release the upper support tab from the control panel support bracket.
Filter Inlet Assembly Sensor wiring 1. Remove the three Phillips screws securing the filter inlet assembly. 2. Disconnect the sensor wiring from the front side of the drum support. 3. The sensor can be tested in the service mode.
Filter Inlet Assembly Removal (cont.) 4. Remove the two front screws. 5. Lift the assembly up and out of the drum support.
Belt Switch • The belt switch is secured to the motor bracket with one Phillips head screw. • The belt switch is a normally closed switch (actuator not engaged). • When a belt breaks, it causes the switch to open (actuator engaged). •...
Blower Wheel Removal 2. Use an adjustable wrench on 1. Remove the two Phillips the belt pulley to hold the shaft screws securing the when removing or installing the blower housing cover. blower wheel. 3. Remove the 14mm nut and turn clockwise to remove.
Heater Assembly Dual elements 600W and 1600W. They are replaced as a complete assembly, with harness and thermostats. The thermostats are not replaceable. Must replace the heater assembly. 1600W + 600W heater = 2200W 9.1 Amps Heater 1 Gray to Brown 1600W 35Ω 6.8 Amps Heater 2 Gray to Black 600W 94Ω...
PCB Component Locations All DC outputs Thermistor = pins 11 , 7 Touch sensor = pins 5, 6 Drum Lamp = pins 1, 4 Door Check CN2 senses the door switch. • Allows the drum lamp to operate when the control is •...
PCB Motor Testing To check the motor: • CN2 pin 1 (gray) to RY1 (blue) = approximately 1.7 ohms (resistance of start and run windings) • An open circuit: indicates that both motor windings are open, open motor overload, open belt switch or open wire.
Service Test Mode • Enter the service mode from an idle state (DO NOT PRESS THE POWER BUTTON). • Press the following sequence: Signal, Extended Tumble, Signal, Extended Tumble within 3 seconds.
Service Test Mode (cont.) • 01 will appear in the display when entered into the service test mode.
Service Test Mode (cont.) • The rotary selector knob advances the test selections. • To initiate a test sequence, press the START/PAUSE button. • To return back to the test selection, press the POWER button. • Pressing the POWER button a second time will exit the service mode.
Service Test Mode (cont.) Service Mode test Sequence Note Software version Start/Pause Displays software version number. Power Returns to service mode screen. Error codes Start/Pause Displays error codes. Start/Pause Clears highlighted error code from machine (during t02 test). Power Returns to service mode screen. User interface test Start/Pause LEDs light up.
Service Test Mode (cont.) ERROR COMPONENT, DESCRIPTION & CORRECTIVE ACTION CODE SYSTEM, OR TEST No error There are no errors to display. Thermistor short Thermistor voltage is over 4.8 VDC for more than 5 seconds. Check the PCB, wire, and thermistor. Thermistor open Thermistor voltage is under 0.2 VDC for more than 5 seconds.