dryer would not start

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Marie From Charlotte, NC

Jul 14, 2011

3 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

My husband replaced the rotary start switch that we bought. However, the dryer still would not start. He then tested each remaining switch/dial (before we spent more money on parts) to see if the dryer would start if the electrical connection by-passed that part. None of the top panel switches was the culprit. Then he pulled the door switch. The dryer worked with the switch out, but still connected. He reset each wire, put the door switch back in place, and it failed again. He pulled the switch, added electrical tape to all the connections, and put it back. The dryer works fine now.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rotary Start Switch

Part Number: PS268305

In Stock