Start switch works, but when I let go it shuts off
GE Profile dryer (I can't for the life of me find any part or product number, but it is a cheaper one, white, 4 years old)
I turn the switch and it starts, but when I let go it shuts off. If I hold on it will run till the cycle is over.
I had a heavy load in and started then stopped real fast. Then it stopped working right.
Fuse on house isn't issue since it runs.
unplugged and replugged no luck.
took out big load and tried empty, with small load etc etc.
Have now torn appart and have the little dryer start fuse type thing, trying to find replacement.
Please help. 502.693.8022 or - jd at jdsparks dot com
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The model number you submitted is not valid. Long dry times and dryer not shutting off is either an element problem, an air flow problem. Lets begin with a good model number so we can see your unit as you do... Waiting to hear from you,Eric and Ann Campion P.S. Please keep in mind we help pay our staff with earnings from parts sales. Help us keep this valuable service free and order your parts from us. Visit our website for additional help at http://www.affordableappliance.com or for Parts Order Only, Call 1-570-622-6441
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
you should not have heat when motor stops there is a switch in the motor to shut the element off....yours is not working(you could burn your house)replace the motor. PLEASE DO NOT TRY IT AGAIN...can't be lucky all the time
The problem is more likely a high temp limit switch. I don't have a schematic of your dryer, but one should be included somewhere on the dryer. You have to use a voltmeter to test the components in the circuit. The thermostat controls the heat temp, you may want to start there