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    Default DPSR405EA1WW GE dryer starts runs heats but as soon as you let go of start switch quits

    Model Number: DPSR405EA1WW
    Brand: GE
    Age: 6-10 years

    got a ge dryer model # DPSR405EA1WW that was working at a cabin when closed down 1st load this yr will start drums turns and heats but as soon as you let go of start switch it stops its a rotary start switch would this be the start switch or maybe motor any help would be appricated belt looks in great condition

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    Hi,

    Your problem is either a faulty belt switch or faulty motor switch. After the motor starts and you release the start switch, power is applied via the belt switch to motor M6, then through the motor switch to M5. Check the belt switch or just jump it out. If the motor switch is the problem, the motor must be replaced.

    Here's the belt switch for your model you can order:
    GE WD21X10261 Interlock Switch


    Once you click the part link to the belt switch above, you will see a HOW TO video there to access/replace it. Make sure you unplug the dryer first!

    Here's the motor for your model you can order if your belt switch is fine:
    GE WE17X10010 Dryer Motor Kit


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