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Ge dryer shuts off

I have an older model GE electric dryer, it runs for about 5 seconds and then shuts off. I already check for lint cloggage. My dryer is very old and don't have many sensors etc....

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  • Mantman Dec 31, 2007

    The drum turns easy, when I press the on button the dryer starts like normal then immediately shuts down



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Turn the drum by hand see if it turns fairly easy if it does then you may need to replace or clean the drive motor if not may need to service the tub rear bearing tub glides etc

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

  • robert samples Dec 31, 2007

    you need to clean the motor if that doesnt fix it you will have to replace the motor



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