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The Dryer will only stay on if I hold the start button down.

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HI, this will occur if the start button circuit is damaged. it is unable to hold the current at this time. this will cause the switch to fail, as in this case. replacing the start switch will fix this issue.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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Your problem is usually associated with the small micro-computer board located inside the control panel. You can access the inside of the control panel by following these simple steps: 1. Unplug machine. 2. Remove the end caps of the console. This can be done by inserting a flat blade screw driver into a groove at the top of each end cap on the back of the console and lifting up slightly. The end cap should just pop loose. 3. After the end caps are out of the way, loosen the two philips screws on each side of the console. 4. Once loosened, the console should flip back by pulling slightly towards you, then up. Inspect the control board for burned components. Even if you don't see anything obvious,the board could still be bad. I still recommend replacing it. I have repaired this problem before and it had nothing to do with the start switch. Good luck. I hope this helps you.

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Either the motor relay, or if this is an evenheat dryer, the evenheat control board could be bad.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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sounds like the motor or the even heat board is out i would say the even heat board is more likely

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SOURCE: Kenmore gas dryer doesn't stay running have to hold button down.

POST MODEL NUMBER, BUT IT MAY BE THE MOTOR START SWITCH.

Posted on Apr 18, 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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