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Dryer starts but doesn't stay on

I have the same problem.  My dryer starts and continues to run as long as the "Start" button is depressed.  Once released, the dryer stops.  Any suggestions?

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HI, this is a simple fix. replace the start button. the circuit has failed. it is no longer able to hold a closed circuit.

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