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Dryer won't stay running

I have a GE DBSR453EBOWW dryer that will start when you turn the start switch but as soon as you release the switch it stops. If you hold the switch in the start postion it heats and dries cloths. When I test the connections on the back of the switch, the brown wires have power and the red wires only have power when the switch is held on.

Should the start switch maintain power output on the red wire after the switch is released?

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I had the same problem with my kemore. Thank goodness I still had it under warranty.
The tech said the door latch was just slightly ajar. This is common he said that when we take clothes out we let the door close to hard or gets ajar for leaning in to take clothes out.
He readjusted it and I have never had a problem with it again.
Hope this helps

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