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The start/run switch on the motor is stuck, usually with lint. Clean everything with a vacuum while you are in there.

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most of the time when the syary button just busses it means the motor is gone,you can take it apart and clean and lube itmake sure nothing stuck in it,let me know if you need more help-mike

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I have a ge model# gtdx100emoww electric dryer that will only work if the start button is held in. Once released it stops.

Yep, it's the start/run switch at the motor, can get stuck with lint after a long time. It's actually not too difficult to change, make sure you note the location of every wire. Clean everything real good with a vacuum cleaner, get all the lint dust out of the motor, etc.
Cleaning may free the switch, and there should be a drawing showing how to put the belt back on, otherwise, make a drawing.

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Either your belt is broken or the broken belt micro switch has failed.Or something is pinching the tub and stalling the motor so that it won't go into run mode. OR the motor is gone. No way to tell without taking a look see. I have a service pictorial HERE

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