Author Topic: GE Dryer Mod#GTDP300EM1WS  (Read 1321 times)

Offline All Brand

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GE Dryer Mod#GTDP300EM1WS
« on: October 22, 2012, 06:48:36 AM »
PushStart  switch dryer starts release switch dryer shut s off.Unit is three years old suspected start switch holding ciol but there is none just momentary start switch.Bad motor ? anyone run in to this problem.

Offline Bailey

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Re: GE Dryer Mod#GTDP300EM1WS
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 08:26:25 AM »
When the motor gets up to speed, the centrifugal mechanism in the motor closes a set of contacts in the motor switch which provides the circuit needed to keep it running. I've seen several motors where one of the attachment hooks for a spring in the mechanism breaks off. Sometimes they just need a little lube on that black plastic collar that slides back and forth.

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Re: GE Dryer Mod#GTDP300EM1WS
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 12:39:51 PM »
thxs Bailey for the response. i will look at that

Offline Wedgeman55

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Re: GE Dryer Mod#GTDP300EM1WS
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 09:42:37 PM »
Also check amount of lint in motor.   It can jam up the centrifugal mechanism.   I keep a small compressor on my truck,  and can blow out the lint from the motor.    Then I lubricate it with a little light oil,  and sometimes this can work.   Otherwise, probably have to replace the motor.   
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Offline Joebeef

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Re: GE Dryer Mod#GTDP300EM1WS
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 07:24:01 AM »
check the drive belt and belt switch.

Offline AdirondackBob

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Re: GE Dryer Mod#GTDP300EM1WS
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012, 09:10:06 PM »
I second what Joebeef said. I had a GE Dryer with the same symptoms yesterday. The problem was a broken Belt Switch.

Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: GE Dryer Mod#GTDP300EM1WS
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 05:21:07 PM »
Belt switch or motor relay. What did you find?

 

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