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Start button doesn't work properly

When I push the start button in, my dryer starts, but as soon as I release pressure on the start button, the dryer stops.
(Kenmore Ultra Fabric electric dryer) (about 15 years old)

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Hi, You have a motor going bad. The start winding is out on it.
The motor will need replaced.

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Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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