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On button won't stay unless held on and does not heat

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There is a switch connected to the main motor called a centrifugal switch, it will activate when the motor is full speed and keeps the motor running as well as tell the heat to start. I would suspect that switch has gone bad, but it can be checked with the proper electrical test equipment.

Depending on your specific model the motor runs between $130 and $180 plus labor to install one.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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