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On my early 1980s GE gas dryer Model #DDG7188PHLWH the push/start button does not work. It will start but will not "stay started" -- you have to hold it and even then it cycles on and off. Can this switch be replaced, and if so how much [expensive] dismantling of the dryer control panel would be involved?

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What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Thanks/Mike

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Either the motor relay, or if this is an evenheat dryer, the evenheat control board could be bad.

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Your motor has fried. It isn't in the Control Panel, the SENSES light wouldn't turn on if it were the CP. If you go to your closest Home Depot, ask the front desk for assistance with Dryer Motors. They will guide you through to get you the right one. They will even tell you how to install it. When you replace it with the new motor, the Dryer will work fine.

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most of the time when the syary button just busses it means the motor is gone,you can take it apart and clean and lube itmake sure nothing stuck in it,let me know if you need more help-mike

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