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I have an electric ge dryer. when i turn the

I have an electric ge dryer. when i turn the start switch it will buzz for a few seconds and then drum starts turning do i need a new start switch

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Check the belt, it may not be tight enough around the drum and idler to engage the motor.

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michael00256 (that's a great name by the way). several things could be going on. If you can gain access inside the cabinet, you'll need to do that.
http://www.do-it-yourself-washing-machine-and-dryer-repair-help.com/take-apart-GEelectricgasdryer.html here's some video help that should tell you what you need to know.
http://www.do-it-yourself-washing-machine-and-dryer-repair-help.com/GE-HP-dryer-is-not-tumbling.html here is also a link that should tell you exactly what you need to check.
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If you get this far and still have not solve your problem, please contact me. My name is Mike, and I would be more than happy to help you out in solving this problem.
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PS; if you're even slightly handy, this could be something that you can do yourself.

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