Question about GE Dryers
When I press the start button, it seems to run, but when I release the start button, the unit stops working.....and is this something I can fix myself?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there is a holding contact at the motor wiring, check the schematics and trace that holding contact. it should hold the motor running as soon as it starts.
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Posted on Sep 14, 2008
I have whirlpool dryer, when i push the start button it will start but only stay on for part of the drying time. no the start button make noise when push and after keep trying it stop.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
There is a switch assembly on the motor that activates when the motor is running. Centrifugal switch. It keeps it running when you release the switch. That is where to start. Eric
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
It could be that the overheat protection kicked in. When this happens the dryer will start when you push the button but shuts off when you release it. There is also no heat.
There is a reset button on the back of the dryer covered by a rubber membrane. Push that in. If you hear a click, the dryer has reset and should run normally. If the dryer continues to shut off and need reset, there's probably a lint blockage somewhere.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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