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Dryer shuts off after releasing "push to start"

Kenmore 78934790 - I press the "push to start" - dryer stays on when I hold the button down - when I release dryer shuts off (heat never turns on even if I hold in the button)

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  • FrankFx Feb 04, 2009

    I checked - there are no burnt wires on the motor or start button

  • FrankFx Feb 09, 2009

    Do you think it could be the even heat control assembly? I found the following post for the same problem "I think I correctly identified my problem as a bad even heat control assembly. (the dryer runs only when the start button is pressed, but there is no heat)." Is there a way I can test either solution before purchasing a "non-refundable" part?



  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    When I push the start button it runs will turn off after button is released.

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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

  • mike murphy Feb 04, 2009

    then it's the start switch

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