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Dryer won't stay on

When I turn the Start switch the dry does not stay on. I replaced the switch and still have the same problem. When I bypass the switch the dryer works fine. Is the start switch used to trip a relay? If so, how can I get to it? I removed the switch trim but could find anything else to take apart.

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  • jim nguyen Jul 18, 2008

    how can i fix this problem please help A.S.A.P dryer will not saty on after tuning thre start switch

  • jim nguyen Jul 18, 2008

    DRYER WILL NOT STAY ON WHEN START SWITCH IS TURN DRYER HAS POWER AND GETS HOT CAN YOU HELP THNANK U

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When you turn your start switch it gives temporary power to the motor and then centrifugal switch in the motor kicks in and gives power to the motor until the timer stops it or the door is opened.Your motor centrifugal switch could be bad due to poor contact or heavy linting in and around the motor.Vacuum inside the dryer specially around the motor. If it doesn't fix it you have to buy a new motor, centrifugal switch cannot be bought separately.

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