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Dryer starts but goes off as soon as I take my finger off the start button

The dryer starts but goes off as soon as i take my finger off the start button. i replaced the start button and the timer control and the problem still exists. It will run if I keep the start button depressed.

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  • rdial54
    rdial54 Dec 22, 2007

    Someone thought it was the relay motor. will give that a try.

  • rdial54
    rdial54 Dec 22, 2007

    Changed out the relay motor switch and it works fine now. Thanks for the idea. Good luck to all and thanks.

  • vash71 Dec 31, 2007

    rdial54,
    I have exactly the same problem of "Dryer starts but goes off as soon as I take my finger off". Can you please let me know how to get the relay motor switch and change it? Much appreciate your help. Thanks!

  • rdial54
    rdial54 Jan 01, 2008

    My issues was replacing the relay motor switch

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    Kenmore dryer, I push the start button, a humming sound starts, sounds like something trying to engage, then everything stops

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The starting capacitor has low storage of current some are open or shorted , need to replace the starting capacitor.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

  • leo2 Jan 02, 2008

    Mostly any kinds of motor , starting capacitor or some internal problem of the motor are the starting winding are grounded or burn .

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