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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.

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    I have an old Maytag DE4000 dryer. It's nearly perfect and worked great up until a few days ago. There are no electronics with this one; however, one now has to keep pressed the timer/start knob in order for it to heat and spin. If you release the timer/start, the dryer stops altogether. I've ohmed out the Hi-limit T-stat (ok) and timer motor (it advances - ok). The C-switch (Black module attached to the motor) is very simple to observe and the contacts appear to operate properly. Could this be a bad timer issue?

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Check the main control board inside the control panel and/or the motor start relay (which should be a black module mounted somewhere near the control board. Usually when one of the two goes bad it will cause these very same symptoms. Hope this helps you.

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