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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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  • mteddybear Dec 30, 2007

    The sound is a buzzing type, coming from the timer area. Noise ends when door is opened, or when timer is turned off. I beleive the noise is from the timer, perhaps a short or something.

  • mteddybear Dec 30, 2007

    Okay... I just wasn't sure if it would fix the problem. I will go find one online, and let you know if it takes care of the problem. Thanx for the help.

  • mteddybear Jan 08, 2008

    Found out that the main motor needed to be replaced. Found out when I tried to spin the motor by hand when the noise was occuring.

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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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  • robert samples Dec 30, 2007

    Well sorry to say but you need to replaced the timer. Last time I checked GE still had some in stock.

  • robert samples Dec 30, 2007

    hey your welcome

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