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GE Dryer works but doesn't know when to stop.


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#1 svajo

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 04:27 AM

It's hard to complain about a dryer that works, if only it would stop.   Actually, it will stop when the cycle is complete or the sensor detects that the clothes are dry.  However, it won't remain stopped after opening and closing the door.   Normally after opening the door,  you need to press the "START" button to get it going again.  Now my wife complains that when she closes the door after removing the clothes the drier starts up again and doesn't stop until the timer cycle is complete.  She has apparently determined that sometimes if she randomly presses the RESET button and START button a few times the problem goes away for a while.

It's my (very uneducated) guess that the front button panel may need to be replaced because "randomly mashing buttons" seems to help.  (her words)   Before I spend $96 on the part (listed below) I wanted a second opinion.  Is there something else that could cause this problem?  My opinion is essentially worthless.

GE Dryer Model:  DDE85055AMWW

Approx Age: 11 years.

Replacement part:  http://www.repaircli...?R=154&N=276916
 


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Posted 01 July 2005 - 06:22 AM

Are you saying that the dryer continues to run even if you open the door?

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 07:52 AM

Sounds like the "start button" is stuck so when the door is closed it thinks a finger is pushing on this??
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Posted 01 July 2005 - 08:14 AM

No.  Dryer stops when door is open and restarts when door is closed if cycle not complete.    It apparently also auto-starts when turning dial to any position other than OFF. 

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 08:23 AM

The start is stuck, shorted or grounded.  Sounds like the button panel has a mind of its own now and needs to be replaced.  Order it from here and it can be returned, less shipping,  if it does not tame the errant dryer.
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Posted 01 July 2005 - 09:15 AM

Thanks.  I'll do it monday!

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 02:19 PM

You were correct oh great master!   I ordered the replacement part and installed it.  All is well with the machine.  Everything was perfect, except they shipped me an "off-white" instead of "white" button panel as I ordered.  I checked with the wife and happily she couldn't care less what color it was, so long as it worked!

 

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 05:16 PM

You are very welcome, glad the demented dryer is tamed!!  ;)
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