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    GE dryer
    Model: GTDP490ED0WS
    What makes these timer motors get hot.
    A good while back, I told a lady she needed a new timer because her timer motor was getting very hot. The complaint was slipping timer knob
    I figured heat was transferring via the timer shaft from the motor getting hot. Replaced the timer and put a new knob on it.
    Now this timer motor is getting hot and the knob cracked. The shaft is pretty much ruined.
    What is causing this? Dryer is only like 6 years old. Is this a GE thing?
    She ordered the timer on EBay. Could that be the problem?
    Thanks

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    Hey Rick,

    What makes these timer motors get hot.
    Did you see where these cheap timers are made?

    I am not sure how much heat will transfer from the motor to the shaft since it is plastic.
    GE dryer knobs are bad for cracking at the best of time!

    Is this a GE thing?
    I have seen so many cracked knobs on GE dryers in the last 10 years!

    She ordered the timer on EBay. Could that be the problem?
    That is normally not the most reliable place for appliance parts!

    The shaft is pretty much ruined.
    Have any pictures?

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

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    • #3
      I do not have pictures. I had told her to do se pliers until I could get there in a couple of days. I think the pliers also did damage to the stem. Since it was pretty much ruined anyway, I just glued the it on. Doubt it holds up. Told her it was her choice.
      It being a GE, the first thing I expected was the timer motor getting hot.
      I first thought maybe another stem from same model timer if I had one, but with timer getting hot, I think that would be putting off more trouble and expense.
      I think it is time for a new original oem timer.
      Btw, I agree, Need to be careful about ordering parts from EBay. I experienced that with some thermostats. I assume the same for other online sites.
      Last edited by boman11; 10-31-2019, 08:18 AM.

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      • #4
        I think the pliers also did damage to the stem.
        That would be most likely for sure!

        It being a GE, the first thing I expected was the timer motor getting hot.
        Many I see get stiff to turn and this cracks the knob rather than the timer motor getting too hot.

        I think it is time for a new original oem timer
        Me too! Linked here.

        jeff.
        http://www.applianceaid.com/
        Appliance Repair Aid

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