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Dryer problem when i hold the buttom in the dryer works fine but when i let it go it stops running. It's not the way it works. you just push the buttom to start and now you have to tape it down so it stays running. Help please.

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With power disconnected
follow the wires from the start button, to a relay,
check the wires (both ends) of all leads to the relay and reconnect any that have fallen off. (crimp tighter if they have fallen)
Check door switch function and connection.
check timer connections
the relay start-button timer and door switch comprise a latching circuit, when the start button is pressed the relay is supposed to latch closed and supply current to heater and motor. if the latching circuit disconnects the relay does not latch closed, and only runs as long as the start button is pressed.
if nothing has disconnected one side of the relay has usually failed, and the connection is not being made to latch the circuit
replace relay
dryer problem - cd48320.jpg relay is shown at right, 2 switches connected by a dashed line.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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