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I have a Kenmore 70 series gas dryer. When I push the start button the dryer starts up, but as soon as I take my finger off the start button the dryer stops. If I hold down the button the dryer runs for about 5 seconds and then shuts down. I have checked continuity of switch and its good. I also took it apart and checked belts. Also checked continuity of timer motor and door switch. My original trouble was that when I pushed the start button the dryer made a noise and didn't run. I thought it was belt . After taking it apart to check belts it started this new trouble. Thanks Debbie

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  • twstedpair Jul 20, 2010

    What part of control panel should I replace. Could trouble be with centrafug switch?
    Thanks

  • twstedpair Jul 20, 2010

    Thank-you for your help.

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The most common cause for a problem like this is a motor that is plugged with lint or has a bad motor winding.

If the motor has a bad winding it will not stay running once the start switch (or timer) is released.

You need to take the dryer apart and see if vacuuming out the motor solves the problem. If it doesn't, it's recommended you replace the motor.

Also make sure the drum spins freely and is not binding causing the motor not to start.

If all checks ok with the motor and drum there may be a problem with the start switch but the only way to know for sure is to do some electrical testing with a volt/ohm meter and the wiring diagram located within the appliance.

If everything looks good replace the dryer drum drive motor.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Debbie as you have already checked the door switch, timer motor then the issue seems to be either with the belt only don’t think its anything else as when you push it hold the start button then it runs, so its more likely the belt that should be checked and replaced if its bad. Please check this video on how to replace the belt in dryer. Also check the tensioner pulley and replace it if it’s bad. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

  • twstedpair Jul 20, 2010

    I checked the belts already. When I push the start button I have to hold it down to keep the dryer running. When I release the start button the dryer stops.
    thanks


  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 20, 2010

    Then take the control panel off and blow air with the help of hair dryer if still the issue is not resolved then the control panel should be replaced.

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