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Thread: GE GDT580SSF0SS heater not coming on - tried multiple things - next steps??

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    It sounds like the new control board is faulty. If you got it from a link on this site return it for a replacement board.
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    Thanks to everyone for your help. I have a new board on the way (got it straight from GE at a discount and they have been super responsive and sending me a new one) and since I can return it at any point I ordered a new float switch from repair clinic.com. Reason being, in searching I found a full technical service guide that would have been extremely helpful starting off. In the drying section troubleshooting workflow, it does say measure the resistance of the thermistor which is located in the float switch. I should read 11kOhms at normal 75 but am reading about 1.6kOhms which on the chart shows a temp of almost 175. It doesn’t say specifically what this does other than give temp but at 1.6kOhms its constantly thinking 175 water temp. The workflow says if I don’t read 11k-12k then replace the float switch, this is for both exposed and hidden heater.

    I will report back when parts come in later this week. This link below extremely helpful for someone else, here is where I found the tech service manual outlining everything.

    https://www.applianceblog.com/mainfo...3&d=1510761784
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    Excellent, yes, please keep us posted.

    I'm 100% sure you will fix it with either the new control board or flood(float) switch.

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    FIXED! The float switch! There is a thermistor in this that read water temp and that failed.

    I replaced it and measured the resistance at the pins for the thermistor and got 12.7k ohms as the guide said. (Previously read 1.6k Ohms and according to the chart that was showing 175 degrees for the water temp). I don’t think anyone will ever see logic in the board but that thermistor will not allow the heating element to come on if the water reaches a certain temp, even with an exposed heater like my model has, not just the hidden.

    Thanks again to everyone for your help!
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    I'm glad you got it fixed. Thanks for the update.
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    Excellent, glad the flood(float) switch fixed it.

    Thanks again for the update!

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