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Offline JPG

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ge new basic dryer push start switch
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:06:53 AM »

Hi I have a dryer when u push the start switch it turns on but if you let the switch go it turns off, ?  I replaced the switch and it does the same thing ?
 
Is it the timer ? has anybody seen this before   ,       gtdp280gd0ww
 
Tks  JPG

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Re: ge new basic dryer push start switch
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 12:47:25 PM »
Check the motor. It might have lint build up on the centrifugal switch. Or one of the springs came off.
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Offline fairbank56

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Re: ge new basic dryer push start switch
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 03:21:46 PM »

  More likely the belt switch. Jump it out as a test to see if that is the problem. Broken springs on the motors centrifugal mechanism would prevent the switch from returning to start position and motor would not start. It is possible that it is a faulty motor start switch contact but much more likely, it's the belt switch.

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Offline gscrandall

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Re: ge new basic dryer push start switch
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 12:28:15 AM »
Could be switch . But I usually find it to be the motor
« Last Edit: August 30, 2014, 12:31:07 AM by gscrandall »

Offline Maytag Man 6725

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Re: ge new basic dryer push start switch
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 08:49:23 PM »
On GE dryer. Newer model, it's likely the belt switch

Offline olyteddy

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Re: ge new basic dryer push start switch
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 09:34:03 PM »
Or the metal arm that pushes the switch.