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Dryer won't stop running - Second try

The dryer doesn't stop running. It just continues to cycle through the off position and starts going again. Opening and closing the door does not reset it. Normally need to push the start button to start it up again but it runs whenever the door is shut (unless it is in the Off position). We have to leave the door open to keep it from running. Thought it was the timer and just spent almost $80 for the part but that wasn't the problem and now I'm stuck with it. My guess it is either the push start switch or the door switch but I'm looking for advice before I start replacing any other parts. Thanks.

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  • Joe McLeer Sep 28, 2007

    I put in a new push-to-start switch last night and that seems to have fixed the problem. Now when I open the dryer door during the drying cycle and close it the dryer does not start running again as it did. I have to push the start button to get the dryer to start up again. Thanks.

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The push-to-start switch is the easiest and cheapest to replace. You can check it by starting the machine then, unplug it, remove one of the wires from the switch, then plug dryer back up. Dryer should not start. If your model has an even heat board and two relays under the console, your problem could be with them if switch is not bad. Reply back if you need to know how to check them.

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