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Noise from timer occurs on ocasions when dryer won't start

Our dryer is an antique GE dde 5300 gblwh. It works okay most of the time, but occasionally when we set the timer prior to throwing the start switch, it will emit a noise. When this noise occurs, we know it won't start. I would like to repair this problem, and I would like to know whether it is a short, or something wrong with the timer.

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Re: Noise from timer occurs on ocasions when dryer won't...

Well lol its hard to bury an old friend lol will try to help what kind of noise are you hearing sure you dont want to get six of your friends to carrey it out lol tell me as much as ya can

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