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Dryer won't stay on. I press the start button and it won't work unless I keep the button depressed manually

My Kenmore elite dryer won't stay on. I press the start button and it will only work when I keep in depressed manually.

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    Victor May 11, 2010

    Hi, Sounds like you have a bad motor.

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Hi, your start push button is malfunctioning. simply replacing this start switch will fix your issue.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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