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Kenmore Dryer Model # 60972 won't run

Push the ''Push to Start'' button and the dryer begins to spin, sounds and feels fine, but release the button and it stops. Keep the start button depressed manually and the dryer spins but ther's no heat appparent inside after holding the start button in and running the dryer for several minutes.

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  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    I ma having the same problem with a kenmore if ya figure it out post your answer

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer stop running when release the start button

I have whirlpool dryer, when i push the start button it will start but only stay on for part of the drying time. no the start button make noise when push and after keep trying it stop.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer shuts off after releasing "push to start"

this problem sounds like it can only be 1 of 2 problems. the start button or the motor is not going into run winding. i found over the years that the blue wire i believe is burnt at the motor. this can be repaired quite easily .cut the wire and strip it putting a new connector on. if you need to you can buy an assortment at a hardware store. if every thing is good check the start button for burnt wire if ok then you most likely have a bad motor. i'm pretty sure though that a wire is burnt off at the motor

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite 63942 dryer goes on with a push of

could have a bad even heat board,send model number so i can look it up

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer doesn't always start, and doesn't keep running

your have a dieing dryer motor,weak weak to turn the drum anymore,the model number is inside the dryer door if you want to try and find one cheap on ebay-mike

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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