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Dryer will not stay running unless you hold start switch.

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DOES THE DRUM TURN OR JUST THE MOTOR KICK ON TILL YOU LET GO OF THE BUTTON. SEE IF YOU HAVE A BROKEN BELT. THERE MAY BE A SWITCH THAT KEEPS THE MOTOR FROM RUNNING IF THE BELT BREAKS.

CHECK INSIDE DRYER TO BE SURE A LOT OF LINT IS NOT ON TOP OF MOTOR. THE LINT CAN INTERFERE WITH THE CETRIFIGUAL SWITCH THAT IS LOCATED IN THE MOTOR.

IM SURE ITS THE BELT


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