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Dryer starts when button is pushed,but stops immediately when button is released. Model 62932

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The issue is with the motor relay. Hold the Push-to-Start button for a couple of minutes to check if the dryer heats up or not. If it does, unplug the dryer then pry the top of the console end cap trims and remove them. Remove the screws attaching the front corner of the console to the cabinet then rotate the console up.

Use the heater relay near the timer in place of the motor relay near the Push-to-Start switch. Make sure to take note of the wiring connections of the relays before disconnecting them. Rotate the console back into position then plug the dryer in and start it. Replace the motor relay (part number 3405281) if the dryer continues to run with the heater relay used. The relay looks like this:
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Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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  • thomasjsween Aug 04, 2010

    I held the Push-to-startbutton for three minutes but the dryer did not heat up

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    Jahn27 Aug 04, 2010

    Proceed with the interchanging of the motor and heater relays then let us know what happens.

  • thomasjsween Aug 05, 2010

    can you e-mail a wiring diagram to me @thomasjsweeney@windstream.net

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Aug 05, 2010

    Here's the tech sheet for your reference. It includes the wiring diagram you are requesting on page . The relays are parts labeled #15 and #36 in the exploded view diagram of the console.

  • thomasjsween Aug 06, 2010

    the moter and heater relays seem to be OK. I'm thinking the solution is to relace the even heat control assembly. What do you think?

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Aug 06, 2010

    Bypass the heater relay and if it heats up while holding down the start button, replace the main control board.

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