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Motor centrifugal switch bad

My manual schematic for 2004 GE dryer model dsxh43ea3ww states "when motor runs and problem is NO HEAT Replace motor centrifugal switch.  The switch has 2 star screws attached to the motor, unable to locate one except through GE for 291.00 dollars.  Not a misprint, where can I buy new or even used. 
Christian McGinn
Santa Rosa CA

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You cant get the switch seperate for that motor, you have to get a whole new motor.

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