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My series 90 will only Run if i holding the Starter but ton

I would start by checking the centrifugal switch on the motor.

When you push the start button, the motor starts turning, then the centrifugal switch on the motor clicks in and keeps the motor running until the timer or the door switch cuts power to it. If the centrifugal switch isn't working, the motor won't stay running.

Good luck

Oct 27, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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My dryer will only run for 5-10 minutes

sounds like you have a bad motor,when it heats up it's stalling and when you go to restart it there are start windings and run windings in the motor it's not switching over to the run windings so when you hold the start switch in you're sending constant power to the motor,all it does is when you push the button it's a momentary switch power goes to the motor and hits the start winding in the motor should be just for a moment,then it switches over to the run winding and this keeps the motor running,your motor isn't doing this,

Dec 23, 2017 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Have to hold start switch in manually for it to run also it does not heat when i hold switch in

Your problem is in the internal switch inside the motor. The motor has a switch that is closed once the motor is running, that then sends current to the dryer heat elements and to keep the motor running. It may be possile to replace just the switch, but it's also more likely the whole motor assembly will need to be replaced.

May 11, 2012 | Dryers

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Have a kenmore stove, and a code of F93 is coming up. What is the solution?







If lock motor runs:

1. Test continuity of wiring between EOC and lock switch on lock motor assy. Repair if needed.

2. Advance motor until cam depresses the plunger on lock motor switch. Test continuity of switch contacts. If

switch is open replace lock motor assy.

3. If motor runs and switch contacts and wiring harness test good, replace the EOC.

If lock motor does not run:

1. Test continuity of lock motor windings. Replace lock motor assembly if windings are open.

2. Test lock motor operation by using a test cord to apply voltage. If motor does not operate replace lock motor


3. If motor runs with test cord check continuity of wire harness to lock motor terminals. If harness is good replace

the EOC.

Door lock motor or latch

circuit failure


Jul 19, 2011 | Kenmore Ovens

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It only runs when I hold in the start button

This is likely cause from the start run switch. When the dryer start button is pushed (push button is a monetary contact) it sends a current to the start run switch on the motor, the motor starts turning and the switch recieves a signal to stay running. If you remove the inspection door on the rear of the dryer and look at the electric motor you will see a little switch with the wiring harness attached to it. This switch is the likely culprit. You can easily replace this switch by first disconnecting the power, then remove the inspection door or back cover. Then remove the mounting screws. Using a piece of paper draw a diagram of the switch and wire position alone with there color so that you can easily replace the switch. Install the new switch, replace the wires and you good to go.
Some times in really rare cases it could be the electric motor, Because the motor has to be turning at a predetermined speed to trigger the switch, if the motor is not turn fast enough due to worn bearing or faulty armature this too could be the issue. Whoever I would suggest replacing the centrifugal start / run switch.

Aug 07, 2010 | Dryers

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The dryer runs without the start switch being used.

Good day,
The dryer start switch, starts the motor by bypassing the centrifugal
switch built into the motor. Once the motor is running, releasing the switch doesn't matter because the motor gets it's power directly from the timer to the motor thru the centrifugal switch.

Either the switch on the consul has welded the contacts, or the centrifugal switch in the motor has done the same.

To test, unplug, and access the start switch. remove one of the wires from the switch, tape it to prevent shorting, and try the dryer. If it fails to start, then it is the switch.
If it still does the same thing as before, it is the centrifugal switch in the motor.

Dec 22, 2009 | GE Dryers

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Roper REX4634KQ

That should be just a push to start switch. The start switch is inside the motor. When the motor turns fast enough it trips an internal switch to keep the motor running. It sounds like you have a motor on the way out.

Apr 24, 2008 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool dryer won't run

This sounds like something may be mis-wired...or there may be a defective switch contact in the timer or one of the other controls. If the heater element comes on with the blower motor not running, it should quickly overheat and trip one of the thermal shutoff switches.

Feb 01, 2008 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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Kenmore Electric Dryer Will not Run

there is a centrifugal switch on the dryer motor. pressing start energizes the start winding and the motor runs. when the motor is up to proper rpm the start switch is supposed to kick out and the motor runs on its run winding.

Sep 21, 2007 | Dryers

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