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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  15 yrs. experience as a certified appliance technician.
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GE Clothes Dryer We replaced the front and back bearings.

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GE Clothes Dryer
We replaced the front and back bearings.
And put a new belt on.
Used all GE parts that we ordered from GE.
We got the drum back in, all went back together well.
It is heating well, running well, but when you turn the "start/on" switch you have to hold the switch on to keep the machine running.
If you have any suggestions please let me know.. . Thank you!

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do you have the model #?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Serial: AL703677A
did you get the belt safety switch aligned correctly ? # XXXXX on this diagram
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Bryan, thanks. I saw what looked like 803 in bottom near wall of dryer with wires attached.
I think I put the idler arm between the dryer wall and the switch (not knowing what it was
and did not want to crush it).
thats the problem, good job, just get that straightened away and you should be all set, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Bryan what do you mean by straightened away where should it be sitting; does the metal arm on top of it?
Help on where this should be aligned?
yes, it has to be limned up so when you put the belt on the arm pushes the switch in, this is a safety so it the belt breaks the switch shuts the machine off so you don't have a fire because of overheating.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Bryan we are going to go and look for it now we know what we need to look for. Your were patient and most helpful!
thanks , have a great night and weekend. Bryan