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Kenmore 73952, If I held start switch, dryer running, but not running if switch not held down. And no heat out when motor running

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The motor sw ( a part of the motor) has stuck and is not working . it is a centrifical sw. / you may may correct it by cleaning out the motor . ( like blow it out with hi pressure air . if this does not work the motor will have to be replacedl .. mm

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