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I have a 5 yr old GE Harmony Dryer and it sometimes does not turn the drum. I'd say about 2/3's of the time it operates totally normally, but the other times the drum doesn't turn and you have to open the door and spin the drum a bit and then it usually works. It also recently stopped blowing so I just replaced the blower motor which fixed that problem. In the process of replacing that, I inspected the belt and even had a local appliance guy inspect the belt and it seems fine. I've heard there is some sort of switch that tells the motor to turn the drum...maybe that's the problem?

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Unfortunately your motor is bad.
Replacing the motor is a bit involved, but if you want to attempt it I can walk you through it.
There should be a 5 YEARS warranty on the motor, so you might consider a repairman. Make sure they are GE certified and there will be no cost to you for the motor. The labor, however, may be up to you and could be expensive.

I'm willing to assist you on doing it yourself, if you'd like.
The switch your talking about is a centrifugal switch inside the motor. Once the motor turns to a specific RPM, it makes and keeps the motor going until the timer turns it off or the door is opened. But it is the motor itself which starts the spinning. But the motor is not doing it's job so the C switch doesn't come into play.


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