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I have a GE Dryer DBVH520. While drying clothes, it turns off for a couple of minutes and then turns back on by itself. Sometimes a couple times during a drying cycle. Is this normal?

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The short verision is you most likely have a short on the dryer start switch OR a bad control board if there is no start switch at all. Both are very repairable items and something you could also do yourself if you wish... If you need help ordering a part feel free to call me Greg at 402 228 3302 and I can look it up for you.

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