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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.

Works fine on all settings with start button pushed in. Nothing works when released. Could this be start switch at the motor? And is it easy to change?

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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.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

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    Scott James Shook Nov 22, 2013

    Thanks I halve the part number for it on my wiring diagram. I will order it thiso weekend.

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SOURCE: dryer works only when push start button is held in

possibly the motor switch.

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SOURCE: GE dryer starts but..... stops

What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Thanks/Mike

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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