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Dryer will not stay on.

Push button, dryer will spin as long as hold button down. Will not stay on without finger. Does not seem to heat up in any event. Dryer 5 years old, not heavily used (bachelor!). Installed in tight space.

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    What model# I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

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Sound like you have a whirlpool or kenmore dryer and if so you have a bad microcomputer and if it is one on those then send me the model and serial number from inside the door on the sticker and i will see which part you need and if i may have one myself to help you out / larry

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