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My Kenmore Electric dryer will not run continuously. Once I push the start button it comes on but when I release the button it cuts off. Door is closed and everything seems to be fine otherwise.

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Hi, If the motor only runs while the start button is pushed, the motor start winding is going bad. The motor will need replaced to fix your dryer.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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