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Starts, but won't stay running

I turn the start switch. The motor and drum turn. The heating element heats. I release the start switch and all stops. I have run it through the timer several different ways. It will not start at all between the different cycles. ( Like it is supposed to). The timer ticks away in the timed mode. I checked the dual fuses, fine. I reset them anyway.

So is it the timer or the start switch?

Thanks!

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  • showcow Sep 28, 2008

    I have the same problem now, when this first started our dryer would run fine but no heat, I started by replacing the element, thermostat sensor on the blower housing, No heat and would no stay running, I replaced the motor,Start Switch, Belt, Idler assembly and front drum pads and greased the drum pinion since my dryer was soon to be new again, Our Dryer then would only run with start switch engaged and no heat from the element,But I did Note that with the door open the light will no work and when the door switch pushed in the light only comes on when the start switch on the panel is engaged, Now I found that my 30 amp breaker was bad and was only getting one leg of the 220, with that proably my original trouble for dryer not heating. Should I do what My wife is suggesting, out with the Old and in with a New?? :)

    So here it is in a Nut shell

    1.Won't stay Running when start is released

    2. Light only comes on when Start is Engaged and the door is open

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    Dryer will start ok, but will not run after the momentary switch is released. Circuit breaker ok. Voltages ok. Power wiring ok. Door switch and light ok. Yesterday it worked fine, but today it will not run.

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Just check the start switch might be defective change a new one.



hope it may help


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