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Dryer not running properly

The dryer only runs when the start button is pushed.  Once you let go of the start button it stops.

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The run winding in the motor is shot. Time to replace the motor.

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Push the start button and the dryer starts & once the button is released the dryer stops.


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Hi my dryer buttons seem all good but as soon as i start the spin it spins for a second then stops then it beeps repeatedly


Whats brand dryer is it? Older style or newer style. Is it the regular machanical timer style dryer or the new computer led light style dryer? If it the regular machanical timer style type, then you saying when you push the start button it starts but once you let go of the "push to start" button it stops. Is this right? In that case is could be a bad motor. The centrifigal switch in the motor is probably bad and isnt holding to the "run winding" in the motor internally.

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