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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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Re: ge dryer shuts off

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

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The model number you submitted is not valid. Long dry times and dryer not shutting off is either an element problem, an air flow problem. Lets begin with a good model number so we can see your unit as you do...
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Check the belt is not broken . If the drum turns when you start it then either the belt switch is bad or the motor switch is not working because it is bad or the motor may be full of lint.

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If there is no lint blocking the air outlet path, I would next check two things: First, is the dryer in a small, closed room? If there is not enough space for air to get in to the dryer, it won't have good airflow through the clothes. Second, for older dryers, the blower fan may be loose on its shaft or, if the blower has its own separate motor, the blower motor might be dead. In order to find the blower fan, you'll have to be able to open up the dryer. Once you find the fan, see if it turns easily without moving the motor shaft -- if so, you need to replace the fan. Also, be sure there isn't anything blocking the blades of the fan.

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