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GE Electric Dryer won't start, just buzzes

We have a GE Electric dryer. It was working yesterday. Put a load in today and now the dryer just buzzes (imagine a garbage disposal with something stuck in it) but won't start.

How would I check to see if there's something stuck? Is there something else I should be looking for?

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dinomb
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SOURCE: Maytag Electric Dryer Stopped Working

Check spring tab behind door switch-if it's bent/out of adjustment, circuit will act like door is always open.

To confirm this, open door, set dryer to active setting, and hold in door switch; if it comes on, then it's either the spring tab, or the switch is malfunctioning

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Dryer stopped working

does this drum go round, if not replace the capacitor which in most models is fastened to the main motor, if this doesn't cure the fault you could be looking at a replacement motor, assuming you have checked for any jamming of the drum, does it rotate be hand as well a working motor will just buzz if the drum is jammed hope i have helped, if so please rate me well

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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SOURCE: dryer model NO.LGC8858EQO

check door switch and wiring to switch. It also has a thermal switch on top of heating element, should show resistence.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

MNTECH
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SOURCE: GE Dryer making buzzing noise

It does not look like there is an access panel from the back side on this model, but you may be able to try this: Remove power to dryer. Take screw out that holds the end of the exhaust pipe to the back of the dryer and pull out the metal exhaust pipe. Now you should be able to look in and see the end of the motor and the belt. Release the belt and turn the motor shaft by hand. If it turns easily, the drum supports slides are pobably shot ( WE1M333) and possibly the part that holds them (
WE3M26) which causes exsessive drag on the drum. If the motor shaft does not turn easily, hope you have a sock or wash rag stuck in the blower wheel. If not, motor is bad. To get at the blower or the other parts you will have to take the screws out holding the top down to the front of the dryer, then remove the screw on each side near the top holding the front on. Lift the front slightly and remove. You don't have to take off the wires to the door switch. Parts I listed are supporting the drum on the top side. If you need more info do an "ask me" question.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: ge dryer dvl223ebww hear buzzing sound when trying

motor capacitor bad

Posted on May 06, 2009

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