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Dryer only runs while holding start button in

G.E. dryer drive belt broke,replaced belt now will only run while holding start button

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We have a Maytag Epic dryer with the same problem (Model MED9800TQ0). Pulled out the control board yesterday and saw that the weld had been blown right at the motor relay (burnt marks surrounding the area on the flip side of the board where the relay attaches). Do you suggest we replace the motor relay or just try to re-soder that part on the board? Also - should we be concerned as to how this happened (that it was something elsewhere that caused it to blow)?
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Posted on Jan 19, 2013

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    jen32258 Jan 19, 2013

    Sorry - not a solution. I posted this as a new question on a different thread.

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SOURCE: Dryer wont stay running

Either the motor relay, or if this is an evenheat dryer, the evenheat control board could be bad.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 73954 : Only runs when the START button is continuously pressed

The start button starts the motor heater and energizes a relay that latches closed to keep the motor and heater running untill the timer switch or door switch cut the power to the relay and the relay opens.
The latching relay has failed or disconnected
if all the cables are attached to the relay
replace relay
not an expensive item, usualoly good for 10years
dryer circuits look like this, the start switch and relay are drawn just to the right of the motor, this diagram has no relevance to the physical position of the parts
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SOURCE: Dryer won't start when press button. If you hold it, it runs.

sound like your even heat board has gone out / send me the complete model number from the panel inside the door and i will see if i can help out / larryyb

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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SOURCE: must hold start button to run. no heat

disconnect power and remove lid. Test the door switch w a volt meter do so opening and closing the door not pushing switch if circuit stays open try pushing switch with finger. If pushing closes circuit then adjust switch.If circuit stays open replace switch. If switch operates with no problems then it is the motor. Check all connections and vacuum lint from motor
How old is this dryer?

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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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