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Dryer problem Dryer struggles to start. Sounds like the starter motor can't get the big drum to start turning... kind of a loud hum at first and the motor either begins to turn or just hums. I did replace the drum belt this morning but that did not correct the problem.

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    Exact problem here. After reading the Ohm Value on the start windings of the motor I read open. These windings should never have failed this soon. GE wants $205.00 plus shipping for a new one. Very disappointed in the unit as it is less than two years old. GE sucks.

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You need to either clean or replace the drive motor motors have two windings start and run windings both windings kick in on start up then the centrifugal switch kicks the start windings out and the run windings take over if nothing is jamming the tub go to the motor sme times getting the lint out of the switches and motor will fix it if not replace it

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