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Why does my GE dryer keep shutting off, and why won't it stay on without me holding it in "start" position?

by MATTHEW TUNGATE Last activity date:
March 25th, 2012

I have a GE DBXR453ET2WW electric dryer. It has been quitting in the middle of a cycle. Often it smells like burning rubber, and sometimes seems to be hotter than I remember it being. But before today, I would just turn it on again and go through this cycle over and over again.

Today the dryer starts but won't stay on. I have had to tape the start switch on to keep it running.

So I have two problems:

1. What do I check/replace to get it to stay on?

2. Why was it shutting down mid-cycle in the first place?

I have cleaned out the venting, so I doubt that is the problem. Any help is appreciated.

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Manage My Life
Taping down the start switch so you can get the laundry done would be a short time fix. The expert will review this model and respond, but I did locate two similar questions that may help narrow down the cause. I attached the links below. I hope this information helps.
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March 25th, 2012
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