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Dryer starting problem

Dryer starts without the use of the start switch, anytime timer switch is in any position except off.

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  • jameshall2 Jul 17, 2008

    I replaced the start switch and solved the problem.



    James Hall

  • crystaljones Aug 09, 2008

    the dryer makes a humming sound when you turn the start knob but the inside barrel does not move.

  • coachcraig Nov 09, 2008

    my G E dryer starts without the use of switch any where you put the timer the dryer starts, also when you open the door it stops running like normal, but when you shut the door it starts running again without off-on switch

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Weak motor ,replce-mike

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Ah, I just saw you answered in your own question! Good job! :-)
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Investigate these areas if your dryer is not starting:

Proper Voltage from the House

Your dryer may not be receiving adequate voltage to start. Make sure your dryer is plugged in. Also, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Or check to make sure no fuses in the fuse panel are blown. Try plugging something else into the same outlet. If it won't work either, then there is likely something wrong with the power outlet. Any of these could be the reason power is not getting to your dryer. Also, refrain from using an extension cord to plug your dryer in.

dryer_door-switch.jpg Door Switch

If your dryer's door switch is defective, it will not allow your dryer to start. Test your dryer's door switch. If it is defective, replace it.

dryer_start-switch.jpg Start Switch

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A thermal fuse is a heat-sensitive fuse attached to your dryer's exhaust duct (in most models) that is designed to blow if the dryer overheats. A blown fuse would cause your dryer to not heat, or to not work at all. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse. Test the component. If it has blown, replace it.

dryer_thermostat.jpg Thermostat

A defective dryer thermostat could be what is preventing your dryer from starting. Open up your dryer's cabinet. Test each of your dryer's thermostats. Replace any that have become defective.

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