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Old 11-09-2016, 05:20 PM
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Model Number: gtdx100gm1ww   Brand: Hotpoint   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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We recently bought a house and it came with a dryer. When we tried to use it, it shut off right when I released the on button. If I hold the button the dryer works and heat goes on after a while, but as soon as I release the button it stops. The dryer is a hotpoint gtdx100gm1ww


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Old 11-10-2016, 08:43 AM
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The centrifugal switch on your motor is not working. It might not be switching on due to a little arm that triggers the switch. Or there may be a clog or lint preventing it from switching on.
It may be the contacts inside the switch are burnt / corroded.
It is possible to check for the reason.
Watch Bill show you the idea in this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaaqRXQERVc
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