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GE dryer starts but..... stops

Dryer starts when start switch is engaged but stops immediately on release of switch - I.E. must hold switch on for dryer to operate

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  • cashton Nov 18, 2007

    You wouldn't think that a little bit of fluff would cause that to malfunction - I vacuumed out the motor with a narrow nozzle (had already vacuumed everywhere else), there really wasn't much lint but I also gave all the wire connections a wiggle and made sure that they were well seated - anyhow it runs fine now.

    Thanks, Chris

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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

  • Gerald Griffin
    Gerald Griffin Nov 18, 2007

    Glad I could help. Also good idea to keep cleared out to prevent fire!!

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