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Offline app1

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Dryer Won't Start
« on: April 24, 2013, 10:02:51 AM »
HELP!!
Working on GE Electric Dryer - Model# DDE7200SBLWW and when you turn the start switch on it will on then release it the dryer stops... It will only run if I keep the knob held on. I did a continuity check on the switch and its ok when I hold the knob on... so what else can it be? The door switch was sticking but even when I jump the wires on that the start switch does'nt work... HELP PLEASE!! Maybe the start switch is bad and I am not checking it right but I beleive that I am. Thanks In Advance For Any Help...

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Re: Dryer Won't Start
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 01:20:59 PM »
Sounds like a stuck or bad centrifugal switch on the drum motor. You might be able to clean it and it will start working again. Or you might have to replace the motor.

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Re: Dryer Won't Start
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 02:45:07 PM »
Some of em will do that if the belt is broken. The start windings will work but the run windingss won't.
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Re: Dryer Won't Start
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 04:42:48 PM »
JW is right...check rhe belt and or belt switch.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2013, 04:43:31 PM by Joebeef »

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Re: Dryer Won't Start
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 11:59:40 AM »
What did you end up finding wrong with it?
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Re: Dryer Won't Start
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 10:32:41 AM »
Bad Motor, thanks for the help and sorry for NOT letting you know what I found out!!! thanks Again!!

 

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