Clothes dryer repair and support guides.

397 Questions View all

GE dryer turns off mid cycle

My GE gdf520pgdww dryer keeps turning off mid cycle. Air flow is fine and I just replaced the Thermostat with no luck. It still continues to shut down mid cycle. Any suggestions on what to check or replace?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0

Comments:

I have the same problem to my ge model DCHV680GJ2WW on all cycles except the time cycle the dryer runs to complete time set

by

My GE dryer is also doing this. I replaced the gas valve coils but that didn’t help. The dryer works fine, spins, flows air, heats up, but are about 10 minutes it stops and needs to cool off to restart. Is it the motor?

by

Add a comment

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

Reference my previous answer tp this question here:

Dryer stopped in middle of a cycle..

First unplug it for 5 minutes to allow it to reset.

Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. If the dryer won't start check this fuse first. Test the thermal fuse with an ohm meter or continuity checker. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced. It can not be reset.

Start Switch

The start switch is on the dryer control panel. Depending on the model, either press a button or turn a dial to start the dryer. If the start switch fails the dryer won't start or make any noise. Test the switch with an ohm meter or continuity checker. If the dryer hums when the start switch is activated, or if the motor runs only while activating the start switch, the motor might be defective or something might be binding the drum preventing it from turning freely. If the dryer start switch does not have continuity when it is activated, it will need to be replaced.

Door Switch

The door switch is located near the dryer door and is activated when the door is closed. If the door switch fails, the dryer won't start at all. Most door switches will make an audible click when they are activated. If the door switch makes a clicking sound when activated it is probably not defective. If it doesn't make a click, it can be checked with an ohm meter or continuity checker. The door switch is relatively easy to replace and is usually not very expensive.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 4

Comments:

The dryer will run for about 10 minutes before shutting down. If I let the dryer sit for a few minutes im able to turn it back on. I tried running the dryer without the vent hose hooked up but still had no luck. I have also opened it up and cleaned out all of the lint build up which wasn't much only being a 2 year old dryer. I'm starting to lean towards the motor. Suggestions?

by

Add a comment

So I was having a similar issue. Dryer would turn on but then shut off mid cycle. Brand new dryer.

With door open, I pushed the door switch all the way in and pushed the start button it comes on every time.

I realized that the door hinges were slightly bent out (display model, the door must’ve been opened too wide too often and slightly bent the hinges).

With door open, I inserted a flat head screw driver in between the hinge and where it attaches to the door, then slowly closed it enough to bend the hinges back. Works fine now.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment

Add your answer

Tom Cate will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 52

Past 7 Days: 325

Past 30 Days: 1,310

All Time: 20,365