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When I push the start button on it will not stay

On my Kenmore Electric Dryer, When I push the start button on it will not stay on.

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    Controlfrk May 11, 2010

    Model Number is needed to help

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    Controlfrk May 11, 2010

    In general this is caused by a stuck centrifugal switch in the motor. Some models allow the switch to be replaced as a separate item while other manufacturers make you buy the whole motor. Model Number is needed to be of more assistance.

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