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Dryer pushbutton won't stay on

The Power-on button button once pushed on will not run the dryer

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    dryer won't stay running when start button is released.

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If your saying the dryer shuts off when you take your finger off the start switch then you have a bad microcomputer / send me the model number and i will double check my info to you / larry

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