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When you push the start button, the dryer turns on, but shuts off when you let go of the button. Dryer does not stay on, When you continuously hold the button in the "on " position, the dryer operates and heats up.

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There is a switch on the motor that is active when the motor gets to speed. Either the switch is bad or the motor is not getting up to proper speed.
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Looks as faulty switch, depends on age can either clean contacts or just replace switch as the little catch on swich which holds in in on position may have snapped or sprained

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