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Old 05-18-2011, 04:22 PM
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Question Does my dryer even HAVE a capacitor?
Model Number: DPXR483EA0WW   Brand: GE   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Ok, I know from Googling that due to the symptoms my dryer is displaying, it probably needs a capacitor. The drum won't turn when I turn the start switch to on, but the motor hums. When I tape down the door switch and manually start the drum turning while turning the start switch on, the dryer starts turning, then runs normally. So, I watched the You Tube videos of how to replace the capacitor and thought "Oh, this looks easy, even for a not so electrical-savvy nurse such as myself!" I removed the back panel (after pulling the plug of course) and looked for the capacitor. No capacitor, and I KNOW what it looks like!

Then I started searching for the part and find that there is no capacitor listed in any parts list for this model.

So, where is it? And, if there is no capacitor (is that possible?), what takes its place in making the drum start to spin? I did read up on the function of the capacitor and understand how it holds a charge and dumps its charge all at once to give the the electrical jolt needed to start that drum turning. Does some other part do the same thing?

Is the capacitor maybe hidden somewhere inside the motor? Do I have to replace the motor? I hope not. I'm an RN. I can start an IV, stitch up a laceration, and bring you back from the dead with CPR, but I'm not sure I can replace a motor

I'd just like to know where that dang capacitor is, and what I need to do to make the drum spin so half my wet clothes don't fall out before I can slam the door shut after I manually prime the drum to turn!

Please help me experts!!!! I'll be forever grateful!

Lesa M. in Florida


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