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GE Dryer #GTDP490ED2WS--We have to hold start button down

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GE Dryer #GTDP490ED2WS--We have to hold start button down and also have to hand turn drum to start the drum to turn. If we don't do that the dryer just hums and will not start.....

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I apologize for the delayed reply. The issue you are having is with the motor. It will need to be replaced.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry for the delay. We were traveling. I just wanted to explain a little further as to why the motor went out. We took the dryer to NC. The existing dryer had a three prong plug. We used the existing wire (instead of 10-4) when we wired the 4 prong plug outlet. The dryer briefly came on and then made weird noises and we turned it off. Would this have blown the motor or is there a reset button for this situation?

Well, the round plug on the prong outlet is a ground wire. On a 3 prong outlet, the ground is wired in with the L shaped prong. So if the outlet was wired properly, it should not have done any damage to the motor, it just may not have been grounded.

Hello, I see this question is still open and I was just following up to see if you require further assistance.

Hello, I see this question is still open and I was just following up to see if you require further assistance.

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