FIXED GE Model GFDS140ED0WW Dryer Won't Start

ridgebax

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GE GFDS140ED0WW Dryer powers up, but all controls, buttons, and dial will not function except for emitting a quick 2 beep sound when pressed or selected. Display continuously reads E01 which according to guide indicates either a faulty control board or thermistor sensor.

I ordered and installed both a new thermistor and GE control board and after powering back up, exact same problem still exists with display still continuously reading E01. I am now considering replacing the main power board that the control board connects to but unsure if that is the best next step?

Any advice much appreciated.
 

Jake

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Hi,

Error Code E1=Read/Write problem Reading or writing improperly. Verify EEPROM access.

Here's the main power board for your model you can order:
Main Power Board Asm


Let us know how it goes.

Jake
 

ridgebax

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Thanks Jake. Installed the above Main Power Board Assem and it returned the display interface to normal operation allowing full control selections to be made. However, now when attempting to run any dry cycle the unit will not start after pressing the Start button. The normal audible click can be heard when pressing start, and the timer display indicates minutes remaining as if the the dryer is operating in a normal state, however drum does not turn and no heat is generated. Any other suggestions appreciated!

PS, ran the unit through all of the service test modes and all came back normal.
 

Jake

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Ok, we are making progress.:)

Did you check the door switch?

Unplug or turn the breaker off to your dryer first!

You'll need to check the door switch with a multimeter. It should just pop out. Mark the three wires so you can get them back in the right spot. The terminals are marked on the switch, COM = COMmon, NO= Normally Open, NC= Normally Closed. Set your meter to check continuity and put your meter probes on COM and NO. Your meter should show 1 or OL(OPEN LEAD). Push the switch and your meter should read 0 or closed(GOOD CONTINUITY).

Here's the door switch for your model you can order if needed:
WE4M415 Door Switch


Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

ridgebax

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OK thanks. If the door switch operates the interior lamp OK, could it still be causing the issue?
 

Jake

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Yes, that's why its important to get a multimeter to check it.:)

Jake
 

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Ok, good.

Ohm test the belt switch now.:)

Here's the belt switch for your model:
GE WD21X10261 Interlock Switch


Once you click the part link to the belt switch above, you will see a HOW TO video there to access/replace it. Make sure you unplug the dryer first!

Jake
 

ridgebax

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Bingo! Bad Belt Switch. Button on switch was shot. Replaced with the $11 GE WD21X10261 Interlock Switch and reassembled unit. Dryer fired right up and now fully operational. Thanks Jake for all of the advice! Hope this thread can also help someone else out.
 

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Excellent ridgebax, glad to hear the new main power board and new belt switch fixed it.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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