I have a GE two cycle dyer model # dde5100ralwh. i turned the timer knob and got a buzzing noise and the dryer doesn't turn on. buzzing stops when i open the door and when timer knob is in off position. i think i hear it coming from the back, some where in the middle. i have never opened up a dryer before so any advice is helpful. thanks
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either the timer switch/control is defective or you have a broken or intermittant neutral wire and its backfeeding that open circuit to find another current path and this will trigger very strange operational issues
Hi. im assuming the buzz came from the timer knob(behind the knob). if so, this will confirm timer failure and, you will need to replace this timer control module in order to restore proper function to your unit.
If the buzz was located behind the start switch, replace as well.
My Hotpoint dryer is seven years old and did the exact same thing. When I got over the anger and the thought of spending 4 or 5 hundred dollars to replace it I started messing with it. I finally decided that since it buzzed when I tried to start it there was current there. The only other thing it could be was the drying cycle knob. I held the start knob and let it buzz while I slowly turned the dryer cycle knob to the right. As I turned through each cycle it would hit "off" and the buzzing would stop and then resume as I moved past the "off " setting. On the third trip around the dryer "started" and has been working since. Maybe something got out of kilter. Apparently the problem was in the knob that controls the drying cycles.
its sound like the belt could have broken off or overheated normally when a belt breaks the machine no longer runs except for the timer noise you hear remove clotche from dyer turn the drum manually if it turns freely by hand that meens your belt is broken thanks from gilles
You don't state your exact model number, and the number off the timer is not the actual part number (it's some sort of part stamping number). Most likely what has happened is a plastic tab on the timer housing (which normally goes into a slot in the metal, and thus holds the timer at that point) has broken off. The fix is to replace the timer, but instead of buying a new timer, I usually fashion a Z type piece of metal which I can put one screw though into the metal and the other side holding the timer against the metal. Takes a little work, but it's a lot cheaper than a new timer.
If you want to take the timer knob off, you have to pull it out and use a thin tool, like a small screwdriver, to push the plastic clip off the shaft behind the knob, allowing the knob to then come off the shaft. Push the clip back on the knob when off, so that all you have to do to reinstall the knob is push it on and it will lock on the shaft again.
yep you need a new timer part. on your search engine type in ge dishwasher model number then scroll down to find timer part number order it only if your can take broken one out if u cant then u need to call repairman.