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Kenmore Elite 11072972101 gas dryer will not stay on after I push the start button. What is wrong and how do I fix it.

When hold start button it stays on and gets hot

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If you HOLD the start button down and the drier heats and runs, then your problem is most likely a relay which is supposed to energize (close contacts), which "latches" the condition when you push the start button. The most likely cause of such a failure, is a fuse or a thermal cut out, which has prevented normal operation. For safety reasons, being a gas appliance, I would NOT ATTEMPT to fix this problem yourself, unless you have licenses to service such equipment!

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