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My dryer is two years old. Yesterday I pushed the start button, dryer would work but stopped in about one minute. I pulled out the dryer and cleaned the vent. The dryer then worked. Today I pushed the start button, and it would not stay running. It runs as long as the button is being pressed. (Not a good thing, if you have other things to do and cannot stand there and hold the button in!). I empty my lint trap with every use...Any suggestions would be VERY helpful. Thanks. You guys have a great web site.

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  • Seneca Oct 05, 2007

    Thanks for your help. I will try replacing the switch. I can't remember if it clicked when I pressed it or not. Sure hope it is the switch and not the start relay.

  • Seneca Oct 05, 2007

    The switch is on it's way to me. Had to order it, I live out in the sticks. It will take 7 business days to reach me. I'll let you know.

    Thanks again.

  • rdysz Jul 21, 2008

    The dryer is getting power but will not start.



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Did the button click when you pressed it when it worked fine, if it doesn't click now then you need a new button switch, which should be fairly cheap and fairly easy to replace yourself with care if the button should be pressed to start without normally clicking and needs to be pressed to restart each time you open the door then the start relay could be faulty, sound complicated but not the same fault hope i have been of some help, if so please rate me

Posted on Oct 04, 2007

  • mick d Oct 05, 2007

    if you buy the switch over the counter, ask if it clicks, if the answer is no it doesn't then it may be the relay, the cost of the switch should be peanuts so it wont hurt buying one anyway, the relay shouldn't be that expensive (if it has one fitted) so well done, start with the switch, let me know how you get on, thank you



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You have a severly blocked vent, its not removing the moisture to the outide but instead getting trapped in vent.reccomned reventing unit with solid duct pipe, not the vynyl flex tubing and mke sure the outside exhaust port is totally free of obstruction a well

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SOURCE: Lint trap allows too much lint to pass thru.

If the vent is in a vertical arrangement you will need to have a chimney sweep(they are around) or get a cleaning kit for a 4 inch duct(18cm) from a place like Harbor Freight tools($10-15 USD). Doing it your self will be much less expensive. The lint filter can not catch every thing. If it is dammaged replace it but the durt will need to be cleaned periodically due to the nature of the incline. You will also notice faster drying times caused by improved air circulation. Be sure your dryer duct between the machne and the wall is cleaned, hooked up and not collapsed. If this is helpful please leave feedback. Thanks,SnugglePants

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