GE Washer WDSR2080D5WW: Whirlpool cabrio dryer was taking forever to dry ever small loads. How to replace Dryer Gas Valve Coil Kit.
Kurt H. • Roscoe, IL • July 19, 2014
Appliance: General Electric Washer WDSR2080D5WW
My Repair & Advice
I Googled Cabrio Dryer repair and found an instructional video that showed me what the possible problems could be and based on that I learned how to trouble shoot this problem. I have taken the dryer apart a while ago so I knew how to do that already. I used a simple volt meter to check for continuity at the various switches that needed to make. My symtoms were that the burner would fire up when the machine was cold but not after the initial fire up, I would only get the glow from the ignighter. I could observe this once I learned that there was an observation port on the front panel of the dryer. The video meentioned that the coils that open the gas valve may be failing and one of the symtoms was that they work at first but then fail causing long dry times. I made sure that the coil was the problem when I worked them until they would not open the gas valve and then I removed them and placed the two coils in the freezer for a few miniutes. I reinstalled them and found that they worked but only until they got warm. Parts were ordered online and arrived in two days with no special delivery. I probably saved about $100 in a service call and the parts once installed worked well. The main thing to remember is to learn the process of trouble shooting and have fun doing it.