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Kenmore Elite Dryer only runs if hold Start Switch

I have a Kenmore Elite Dryer. I've had some intermitent problems
with the start switch. If I hold it down the dryer runs fine. If I let go,
it stops. It was intermittent for a while but now is a solid problem. Could
this be a simple as replacing the switch or something else ?

Carlos

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Sound more like a control board failure // if it has one,, maybe the belt, starting switch

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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