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Kenmore 110.72982102 running only when I hold start switch, but still don't heat up.

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Buffalo12980
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SOURCE: Kenmore Electric Dryer Will not Run

there is a centrifugal switch on the dryer motor. pressing start energizes the start winding and the motor runs. when the motor is up to proper rpm the start switch is supposed to kick out and the motor runs on its run winding.

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

watugot
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SOURCE: GE dryer starts but..... stops

What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Thanks/Mike

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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SOURCE: must hold start button to run. no heat

disconnect power and remove lid. Test the door switch w a volt meter do so opening and closing the door not pushing switch if circuit stays open try pushing switch with finger. If pushing closes circuit then adjust switch.If circuit stays open replace switch. If switch operates with no problems then it is the motor. Check all connections and vacuum lint from motor
How old is this dryer?

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

Maytag317
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SOURCE: kenmore dryer 110-86094110 wont heat. Heating

Hi, Check all the thernostats and the thermal fuse for continuity. They should all show a closed circuit. If any of them are open, it will need replaced. It is usuallly the thermostat on the top side of the element housing.
I hope this helps you. If I can assist you further, please let me know.

Vic

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

cooper0365
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SOURCE: My Kenmore Elite 63952 have to hold down start.

yes switch is bad u will see on very back of machine they are a acess panel on very top of the back may 6 to 8 screws take them out remove acess panel off then un plug the the switch u should see how to remove the switch......make sur u un plug the machine before taking it apart

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore dryer 110-66652501 runs but does not

did you clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into?you still have a block somewhere and sounds like you popped the thermal fuse part 3392519,unplug dryer take off vent line and remove the back panel,take out the 2screws on top of dryer and remove lint filter,on left side remove the 4 screws and remove the duct,clean it out,to the right of it and around 4 inches up from floor you'll see the white thermal fuse,read it out with a meter,also if you have a long vent line from the wall to the outside blow it out with a leaf blower and make sure the outside flapper is blowing fully open

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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