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GE Prodigy Dryer DPSR483GA2WW - WON'T STAY ON

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When I turn the Start/ON switch to ON the dryer starts right up. But as soon as I release the switch, and it goes back to Start, the dryer shuts off. Any ideas?

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  • Big Steveb Aug 20, 2008

    It's a Profile not a Prodigy. Sorry.

  • Big Steveb Sep 04, 2008

    I fixed it myself without your help. It was the belt switch. Cost 8 bucks and now she works like a charm. Thanks for nothing Fixya!

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Amigaman
  • 248 Answers

SOURCE: GE dryer starts but..... stops

The motor switch is not working properly. You can try removing lint from motor area around the end where the wires attach. This may free switch. If it still won't work you need a motor.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

watugot
  • 290 Answers

SOURCE: GE dryer starts but..... stops

What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Thanks/Mike

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

futureloginn
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SOURCE: Drum doesn't turn, start switch

Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.
2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

4. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

ginko
  • 19396 Answers

SOURCE: Loud squealing noise from Drum belt looks fine other solutions

If the noise is like a shaking of rattling , like coins being shaked , then it is an object trapped inside the drum.

If instead the noise is a loud grinding , that may get louder on high speed, then it is usually a bad drum bearing.

If dryer is not cooling, check that the noise is not coming from the ventilation fan.

Rollers and belt tensioner can also make noise.

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Posted on May 06, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Not getting heat from dryer

check the high limit switch and glow rod

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

milten1
  • 1304 Answers

SOURCE: GE Profile dryer - automatic dry never stops

ok go back to that page and
look in the
backsplash, blower section
you are looking for part
230

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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