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Kenmore dryer 68972890 won't stay running

The start switch needs to be held in for the drum to keep turning.

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It sounds like a weak motor.you can also check the start switch if you have a meter,remove both wires and check it on ohms in the off an on position-mike

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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This is what is probably going on. There are two parts in the motor that cause the drum to rotate.
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