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My dryer Start Switch will turn on and hum but will not keep the dryer running. Could this be only the start switch and is it simple to change?

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Unfortunately it is not the start switch that causes these symptoms. It is the drive motor itself.

The motor is pretty difficult to replace on this unit but if you have a lot of time, patience and mechanical ability you can do it. The cost of a GE dryer motor is about $175.00

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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