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GE Dryer Will not start

Hello I just bought an older gas GE clothes dryer from a yard sale. I got it all hooked up except for the exhaust duct. I turned it on just to test it and it started up and ran fine. Only ran it for a short amount of time (a few seconds) but there weren't any odd noises. I went and got the duct and put it on, added a load of clothes and then it wouldn't start. The electrical works since the I can hear the timer running but the "push to start" lever does not turn it on. I also checked inside the contols panel to see if a wire came loose but it all looked fine minus some cobwebs.
Any ideas or tips? The model number is DDG4580GDLWH.

Thanks,
Brian

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  • level11 Jul 24, 2008

    It was the door switch! I took the wires off and taped them up with some electrical tape and it turned on. Is it fine to leave like that until I can get another switch or do you foresee any problems with that.



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Possible door switch broke when uou shut it back also ck wiring diagram under console for thermal fuse in motor circuit

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  • oldfixer Jul 26, 2008

    should be fine untill you open door while it's running and clothes fall out

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