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Re: ge dryer wont stay running
Start switch is bad,it is stuck inside,get the model number inside dryer door or on top panel,call local appliance parts store to get new part,only a few bucs,replace and you should be allright,let me know-mike
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There are push to start circuits used for motors and then there are holding circuits that keep the unit running. This way the dryer stops if the circuit is open due to high temperature or end of the cycle. It seems as if the holding circuit (could be a rotary switch that stays closed while the dryer is running) or a holding circuit relay (stays closed until circuit is broken by the control) has failed.
That sounds very typical of a broken belt. GE dryers use a belt switch that will cause exactly as your describing...the motor will run as long as holding the start switch and as soon as you release it the motor will stop if the belt switch is not satisfied that the belt is in place...so it again sound very much like the belt is broken.
The part number for the belt is WE12M29 it could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at; searspartsdirect.com apdepot.com partselect.com apwagner.com repairclinic.com
That sounds like to me the drum belt is broken..GE dryer use a belt switch that if the belt is broke will perform exactly as you describe ..as long as holding the start switch the motor will run and as soon as you release the start switch the motor will stop.
To check for a broken belt remove the top by removing the 2 phillips headed screws inside of the door at the top of it and pull off the top to see if the belt is in place and attached to the drum..if no belt seen when top off its broken and laying down in the base frame
I think it is probally the thermocouple not holding letting gas valve work properly, timers do not go out very often, its not getting hot enough to release the gas, valve wont let it, chheck thermocouple, let me know im not there, but its in the heat not getting hot enough
I had the same problem with my kemore. Thank goodness I still had it under warranty.
The tech said the door latch was just slightly ajar. This is common he said that when we take clothes out we let the door close to hard or gets ajar for leaning in to take clothes out.
He readjusted it and I have never had a problem with it again.
Hope this helps