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Dryer On Switch

When you push the button to cut on our dryer the dryer will come on but when you let go of the switch, it goes off. Any suggestions?

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If you're really lucky it may be a broken or burnt off wire at the motor, but more likely you have a bad motor. When you push the start button you are energizing the start winding on the motor, but if there is no circuit through the run winding the motor will not continue to run when you release the button. Could be a bad run winding or the centrifugal switch is not resetting when the motor stops. Either way you are most likely looking at a new motor (expensive and usually a pain to install) or replacing the dryer. Sorry for the bad news. (remember good advice = fixya rating)

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