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Kenmore Elite Gas Dryer starts/runs/drys only w PTS held on?

Dryer starts, runs and even drys clothes only w PTS held on. When button is released, dryer stops. Bad PTS? Bad EC assembly? Bad sensor?

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Push to start button needs replacing,sometimes you can jump that out if you have another switch that starts the dryer when you close the door

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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SOURCE: My Dryer Starts, then stops as soon as I release the button.

Its possible the dryer heat selector is at fault. If the timer inside does not move to the end of the heat cycle you may have further problems. Depending on how old the dryer and how long it has taken to dry garments, you may want to check that the motor has not gone bad causing an electrical overload. Faulty timers will cause extended drying times eventually putting a strain on the motor's bearings and electrical windings. You may want to get a replacement or get a repair estimate to repalce the belt, motor, drum rollers and heating coil components.

Posted on May 19, 2007

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SOURCE: GE dryer starts but..... stops

What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Thanks/Mike

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Dryer starts when start button is pressed and held but will not stay running when button is released

there is a holding contact at the motor wiring, check the schematics and trace that holding contact. it should hold the motor running as soon as it starts.

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drcool

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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You have a broken belt.

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SOURCE: Kenmore gas dryer doesn't stay running have to hold button down.

POST MODEL NUMBER, BUT IT MAY BE THE MOTOR START SWITCH.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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