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Dryer runs for 2-5 minutes then shuts off.if you hold the start switch on then it runs but shuts off when you let it go

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When you have to hold the start button to run the dryer you are doing the job of the motor centrifigal switch. Initially you press the button and the motor turns over closing the motor switch so it will run and heat to dry your clothes. These days that switch is not replaced, only the motor. So you need a motor and I will be happy to find you one if you can supply me with a model number.
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