Ge Cloths dryer will not stay running or turn drum
I have a GE dryer model DX4500ee1ww. When I turn the start switch I can hear the motor run, but the drum does not turn and as soon as I let go of the switch it turns off. The drum can be turned by hand easily. I replaced the start switch but it did not fix the problem.
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Hi, There is only one reason I can see the dryer stops after you let off on the start switch is the motor because GE motors has start switches either built inside the motor which is non removable or built outside the motor which can be replaced .
Its called a motor start switch and the way to locate it is to remove the front panel on the dryer and remove the drum and belt and then write down the motor model number and look at all the wires that go into the motor which is your motor start switch that is held in by two screws but before you remove it don't forget to copy the wire down on piece of paper of how you remove them .
If you don't see a black switch to the motor then its built in and the motor needs to be replaced.
MOST LIKELY A BAD MOTOR OR SOMETHING CAUGHT IN THE BLOWER WHEEL. UNPLUG UNIT, TAKE TOP PANEL OFF AND THEN FRONT PANEL. PULL THE DRUM AND BELT OUT AND LOOK INTO BLOWER HOUSING FOR RESTRICTION AND SEE IF YOU CAN TURN MOTOR BY HAND.
the sound you hear is the motor trying to start.reach in drum and turn clockwise 1 revolution.try to start it again,if it starts your motor is starting to go bad and will have to b e replaced soon.if you canrt turn thje drum you probably have something stuck in blower below lint filter .hope this helps .please rate my response:)