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It will run if you hold the start button but when you let off it should keep running but it just stops.

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Either a broken belt or a bad start winding on the motor.

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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

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