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Dryer GE 1year old GTDX100EM1WW need to hold start button to run dryer

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August 18th, 2012
Dryers , Washers
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Sorry you having problems with your Dryer. The switch usually has coil to create a magnet pull to keep switch on with a spring to turn off if power is lost. This is so if breaker or fuse is blown Dryer will be off. So once pushed power is on it will stay on because of magnetic pull keeps the switch closed. The timer will interrupt power at end of cycle. The coil has shorted preventing it from making magnetic field. If you feel comfortable and have tools to fix you can order switch and replace. Only you know you level of comfort. If you do not feel confident about working with electricity, then get professional help. Some items will shock even if unplugged. Though that is mostly TV’s or Electronics though never know if Capacitor is present. If you do decide to work on it yourself. Make sure unplug before starting work. Here is a part diagram to order switch. Good luck hope this helps.
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