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anuhea2

07:47PM | 03/20/09
Member Since: 03/19/09
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I'm trying to remove the front cover of my new GE dryer (dcvh640...). Wife dropped a paper towel while cleaning the lint trap and it fell in. Tried to get it blown out by turning dryer on and removing the flex exhaust. I remove the two screws near the floor, however the cover seems to be hinged or there are another set of screws. I also remove the plastic 2in cover plate that sits behind the top of the electrical dials. Did not want to force anthing. Is there a trick or method to remove this so that I can look down the 4in exhaust pipe that runs down the middle.

Seems like GE would have included a schematic or breakaway so that one could clean out all the lint that gets inside the motor area or starter. I tried contacting the GE online with no luck. Anyone know the answer. My other choice is the leave it in and at some time, the towel may break apart and blow out. I did check outside for the one sheet paper.

Send me a pic too....Thanks

DanO

10:34AM | 03/21/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** GE dryer dcvh640... **

That model number is incomplete. I did look up a model DCVH640EJ0WW and it is a newer GE dryer design which I have never worked on personally.

** trying to remove the front cover off. I remove the two screws near the floor, however the cover seems to be hinged or there are another set of screws. **

From the exploded parts views available at the GE web site, it looks like there are screws along the top edge of the front panel as well. They may be covered by the dryer top panel which might need to be removed first to access them.

** Seems like GE would have included a schematic or breakaway so that one could clean out all the lint that gets inside the motor area **

Disassembling an appliance would be covered in a service manual not usually a user manual which just instructs how to use the appliance.

BTW. Be careful how much disassembly you do to a new appliance as it could void its warranty.

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=GE+Dryer

The Appliance Information Site

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anuhea2

11:12AM | 03/21/09
Member Since: 03/19/09
2 lifetime posts
Thanks DanO for the response.

The model is a DCVH640gjww gas. I went to the GE website and tried looking at the parts/service. Placed my model but could not find the exploded parts view. Could you include the link?

I would probably not try to open, for fear of breaking or messing the warrenty. I was just trying to figure out what to do.

The service document is not available and GE refused to help with even the minimum of info.

DanO

01:06PM | 03/22/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** Placed my model but could not find the exploded parts view. **

Try the first link listed at http://genet.geappliances.com/IPCNet/...

** The service document is not available **

Not all models have a service manual available for them. The basics of servicing yours may be covered in another service manual but I couldn't say which one.

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=GE+Dryer

The Appliance Information Site

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