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Dryer wont stay on

My dryer will run when I press the Press to Start, but when I let go, it turns off. Do I need a new Timer or Electronic Control Assembly?

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Before replacing control bd look for relay with blue wires switch it out with relay with red wires if unit starts after switch replace relay the relays are identical the one with red wires is for heat..if relays ok probably bad electronic bd

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