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DRYER ONLY WORKS BY HOLDING DOWN THE TIMER BUTTON

DRYER ONLY WORKS IF YOU HOLD DOWN THE TIMER BUTTON. DOOR SWITCH IS WORKING PROPERLY. TORE THE ENTIRE THING APART AND REPLACED THE MOTOR, WHICH IS WHAT I WAS TOLD WAS WRONG. HOOKED IT BACK UP AND THE SAME THING IS STILL HAPPENING. CAN USE IT BY DUCT TAPING OR RUBBER BANDING THE SWITCH DOWN. Dryer shuts off after pressing timer/start knob. The dryer will spin and heat, but simply will not remain engaged after pressing the timer/start button. I've checked out the hi-limit T-stat, C-switch at motor, and motor itself. All appear to be ok. there are no electronics associated with this model. So my guess is the timer control. Am I right or is there a more economical solution? Thanks! DAN :<) (Roswell GA) BTW, this is a great tech site!

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  • blindaim Dec 15, 2008

    Yeah... I thought as much. The timer/switch is kind of expensive. Any ideas on where I can locate a cheaper used one for my dryer (Maytag DE4000)? Really don't want to exceed $40 for the part.

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My dryer cuts on sometimes just fine then other times you hold the switch downit turns over for a few seconds and it then wont run

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  • jadezuni Jan 26, 2009

    my dryer cuts on sometimes and runs fine. However the switch sometimes will not turn over unless you hold it down, even then it cuts off after a few seconds?

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You need to replace or repair the timer control, this is not a faulty motor control unit.

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