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Kenmore Dryer I can not get my dryer to keep running, it's an older model Kenmore Elite front loader dryer. When I push in the start button it's starts tumbling but once I release the button it stops. It works as long as I hold in the start button, I tried changing out the relay to the start button but it still does the same thing. Any ideas/advice as to what is causing this problem? The above isn't the correct model. I could not find the model number of the dryer, when you open the door it gives model - 11063932101.

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  • selkorner Nov 23, 2008

    Kenmore dryer: Model 110.62982100

    The dryer is 5 years old. It starts when the button is pressed, but turns off as soon as it is released.


  • summerh2 Dec 13, 2008

    My dryer won't stay on. It starts for a second then turns off. It will keep running only if I continue to hold down start button

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I had this same problem a couple of years ago. I replaced the circuit board located in the top part of the dryer and it has been fine since. The part cost $95 over the internet.

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Check also,

  • the other ends of all cables connected to the relay,
    if the other end of any part of the latching circuit has loosened, the relay will not latch closed when the start button is pressed.
  • Door Switch, it is part of the latching circuit

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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