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CrazieAccord
2011-05-03, 10:28 PM
Full story:
Last night my dryer was running, I stopped it to check and see if my clothes were dry...they weren't, so I closed the door and tried to restart it. It would not start. When I turned the start button there was nothing. The light came on when the door is open. The breaker was not tripped. So, today we took the dryer apart and found that when the drum is out the dryer will start and run like normal, but when the drum is in the dryer, it will not start. Help!

Short story:
When the drum is out the dryer will start and run like normal, but when the drum is in the dryer, it will not start. Help!

Model: GE EED4500

CrazieAccord
2011-05-03, 11:12 PM
This is how the dryer sits...and in this state it starts.
It will not start when put back together.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229532_645785414515_82400889_34804544_4845835_n.jp g

The drum is out of the dryer
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228387_645785474395_82400889_34804547_8224478_n.jp g

phreakdna
2011-05-03, 11:25 PM
can you turn the drum reasonably easy when it is reassembled?

not anything close to an expert (or even have much of a hunch) but it sounds like you're either having trouble of the mechanism that is supposed to turn the drum not catching or that the drum is binding somehow.

only other thing I can think of is if your 'safety' catch that doesn't let the system operate while the door is open is malfunctioning...

Corners
2011-05-03, 11:55 PM
Yeah, sounds like the drum is hanging on something with too much resistance for the motor to drive, or the motor is going out and is too weak to turn the drum (but ok with no load).

CrazieAccord
2011-05-04, 11:07 AM
The drum turns with no problems when it's all put together. I was wondering about the motor, but it doesn't even try to turn on when it's all assembled.

kcsilveradoss
2011-05-04, 11:29 AM
Can you trick the switch to where it thinks the door is closed and turn the drum while starting to "help" it along. that would prove out a weak motor
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CrazieAccord
2011-05-04, 11:57 AM
Can you trick the switch to where it thinks the door is closed and turn the drum while starting to "help" it along. that would prove out a weak motor
hmm, haven't tried that one. Next time I put it together I'll give that a shot.