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GE dryer model # DDE7200RALWH will not start. Will initially begin to run when start switch(button) is depressed but stops after the switch is released. Timer appears to be working, you can hear it ticking.

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Why does dryer only runs as long as start switch is depressed?

You give no information regarding make or model, but I believe you will find that the "run switch" on the motor is not working. This is a centrifugal switch located in or attached to the motor. With make and model, one could track down the part and replace it.

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Ge cycle electric dryer model number dde7200ralwh

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GE Model DDE7200RALWH squeaks like a metal on metal sound.

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Need to know the exact way to put belt on ge dryer model number DDE7200RALWH cant figure it out around the pulleys , ge assures its the right size belt for the dryer , but belt seems loose and drum wont...

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