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My Kenmoor dryer will not start. When pushing the

My Kenmoor dryer will not start. When pushing the start button the dryer will run but only when I keep the button depressed.

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Send model number, an even heat board would cause this,or you can unplug dryer and open console on top and see if the even heat board is in there,check it for burn marks,there should be a tech sheet in the console that will help you out but put it back,if you have to call someone in to work on your dryer and the tech sheet is gone they might not be able to help you, there is a relay part 3405281 could be in there,there are actually two of them,there is a heat relay and a motor relay,you can change them out as they are the same part and see if motor stays running,if so change out the motor relay, but i need model number to look up your dryer

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