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Lightning hit our house a month ago and the dryer was running. It stopped and now the start button won't stay engaged l We have to push the button to make it run and tape it in the run position,

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Your missing the voltage from the control panel timer to energize the relay to keep it energized after you push it to make it start,you need to trace this back to the control panel timer possibly thru a resistor that could have burned open due to power outage and probably replace

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