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Dryer will not run unless the start button is held in

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There is probably a problem with the centrifugal switch, which is built into the motor. There may also be a loose wire which should be connected to the switch. If the switch itself is bad, it will probably require a new motor, unless you have access to a good "tinkerer" who might fix the switch.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

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SOURCE: GE dryer starts but..... stops

What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Thanks/Mike

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SOURCE: Dryer starts when start button is pressed and held but will not stay running when button is released

there is a holding contact at the motor wiring, check the schematics and trace that holding contact. it should hold the motor running as soon as it starts.

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Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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You have a broken belt.

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SOURCE: Kenmore-110.73952101 start button won't work unless its held down

It sounds like you need a start switch located on the motor To replace this you will need to get the 2 screws off where the harness plugs into the motor MAKE SURE THE POWER IS OFF :) Ask you locat parts placeGood luck:)

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: dryer won't stay on unless I hold the start button down. When I let go of the start button, it stops.

most likely the evenheat board is bad, but it could be the motor relay, get under the console and check the trouble shooting wiring diagram. there are several checks you can do to narrow it down.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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