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DRYER STOPS AFTER RELEASE START BUTTON

Please advise what the part number was for the relay to keep the motor running. Someone else said that there was two of the same in the dryer, one with blue wires and one with red wires.
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If you motor started with the button,the relay is working as are the start windings on the motor.. Likely the run winding of the motor are open .Test the ruun windings wth an ohm meter. If no movement of meter on the windings,replace motor.

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If you don't have heat or the motor stops as soon as you let go of the PTS (push-to-start) button, there is a quick test you can do to see if it is a bad relay. There are two identical relays inside the control panel: one for the heater circuit (#15) and one for the motor control (#36). They are both part number 3405281.
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Part number 3405281

Apliance Parts Pros: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=3037419&pn_=3405281&image=1
($27.13)

Sears Parts Direct: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/3405281/0026/110
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The Repair Clinic: http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-3405281%20-%3d%3d
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