GE Dryer Won't Start


Old 01-30-07, 01:05 PM
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Question GE Dryer Won't Start

I have a GE DDE5300VELWH electric dryer. It has never given any trouble. Today I loaded it and pushed the start switch and it just hummed. I tested the start switch and it was infinity when open and 0 when closed. I tried holding the door switch, pushing the start and moving the drum and it failed to start. A local parts warehouse says it needs a new motor. If so, are there any particular difficulties changing out the motor for someone who's very handy around the house with such repairs?
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Old 01-30-07, 01:40 PM
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First thing to check out is the drive belt which turns the drum. Try turning the drum by hand. If it seems to turn freely, the drive belt probably snapped. Easy replacement, but be certain the unit is unplugged before removing the back.
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Excellent suggestion goldstar!

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