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Old 08-01-2006, 11:32 PM  
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Ok I have an electric Ge dryer and its about 6 yrs old. When I go to turn it on it make a noise but won't turn on. Any ideas as what may be causing this and how to fix it. It was fine yesterday?



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Old 08-01-2006, 11:37 PM  
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A buzz?

A rattle?

A hum?

A click?

A squeal?

A pop?

A bump?

A grind?

A beep?



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a buzzing noise and it stops when you let go of the on button

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I'm just not an appliance man.
The safety switch went out on my dryer.
It was the one that turns the dryer off when you open the door.
It acted similar. I un-plugged the dryer, removed the switch and spliced the wires together. It worked fine until the switch came in.

I don't recommend trying this to anyone. But, this worked for me for the short term. Turn the dryer off and unplug it before you remove any covers.

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Hi,

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electric Ge dryer and its about 6 yrs old
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When I go to turn it on it make a noise but won't turn on. - a buzzing noise and it stops when you let go of the on button
Often a bad motor on a GE dryer.

http://www.applianceaid.com/gemotor.html

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