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Old 08-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #16
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GE Gas Dryer only runs when 'Start Knob' is held.


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I do not think it would run if the idler switch was open..holding the start switch would not override it. (IMO)
Yes it would, it would just run on start windngs not run windings. Did you look at the wiring Diagram? The idler sw would be about the same electrically as the centrifugal sw not switching states.

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:49 AM   #17
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GE Gas Dryer only runs when 'Start Knob' is held.


If the start windings stayed in ckt it would smoke up...at start up the windings are in parallel, the cent sw then immediatly drops the start winding out of the ckt and connects the run winding in series with the timer contacts, which are in series with the belt sw. if the belt sw [idler controled] is open for some reason, and you let go of start sw, motor will stop and cent sw will reset- as you've lost a complete ckt.

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