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Dryer stops when I release push to start button

The dryer stoped when I released the push to start button . This was intermittent, however, now the dryer continues to run but the timer does not advance. The dryer stops when the door is opened, but resumes when it is closed without pushing the start button.

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  • gjadam2 Sep 16, 2009

    It was a blown electronic dryness control board. Thanks

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The buttons bad, get model # and replace it

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Timer may need to be replaced. You can test it with an ohmmeter or test light.
You can do the same with the push button. If you have more problems, then the main control could be faulty

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