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Pressing the start button starts the dyer but as soon as I release the button the dryer stops. I do not have a belt tension switch on the is dryer.

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Sounds like you have a bad motor. Sorry!

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Start switch not running dryer


There is a switch mounted near the motor that senses the belt tension. If the belt breaks or pops off the pulley for some reason you will get the situation you are describing. You need to replace or reinstall the belt.

Mar 21, 2015 | General Electric DCCD330EGWC Dryer

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The outlet has power but the dyer no more display even you press the power botton


Electric dryer no start does nothing

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.

CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.

If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.

Lastly check ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad.

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Sep 23, 2014 | Dryers

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Electric dryer no start does nothing

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.

CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.

If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.

Lastly check ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad.

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Dyer will not turn on. Can hole the starter button in and dryer will run. remove and the dryer will stop running. When holding the start button the dryer does not heat. Any Idea's as to what may be...


broken belt or broken broken belt switch most likely. Open the door. Hold in the door switch and push the start button. Does the drum turn? If it does turn then the broken belt micro switch is where I would look first. If the drum don't turn of course I would replace the broken belt.
The only Kenmore dryer that has a broken belt switch is the 4 wheel drive model. Here is a video which shows how to get into this dryer and replace the belt:

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Push the start button. The dryer will run. Release start button and the dryer stops. The end of cycle chime sounds. The timer ticks. Placed all controles in every position and the results are the same.If...


probably has a broken belt,there is what is called a "Broken Belt" switch by the motor inside on the idler pulley tensioner for the belt,if the belt breaks this switch opens so the dryer wont run without the drum turning so as not to overheat and burn your clothes,replace the drum belt and you should be good to go

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Dryer will start when start button is pushed, but as soon as you stop pressing the button, the dryer stops


I would open up the control panel unplug the unit, disconnect the wires to the push-to-start-switch and use a paperclip to attach these two connecters. If everything works you know it is the switch that is bad.

Sep 18, 2010 | Kenmore 67841 Electric Dryer

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11087088601 dyer squeels at start; will stop after a bit


The belt is loose and is most likely due to the belt being stretched out. Replace the belt and the tensioner also to solve this squeal.

Apr 14, 2010 | Dryers

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Dryer will engage with "start" button but will not operate when "start" button is disengaged.


So this sounds like it will start when the start button is pushed but will not stay running after the start button is released.

I.e. press start and drum turns

Leg go of the start button drum stops.

This would be a bad motor switch. Pressing start engages the start winding but once started the motor is not kicking the switch to run.

In some cases the broken belt safety switch can cause this if the drive belt is stretched or has been in use for a long time and worn.

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Mar 03, 2010 | Dryers

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No heat


Sounds like you have two problems John.
1. Sounds like you could have a faulty motor run capacitor.
2. Sounds like you have a faulty heating coil or thermostats.
If you have a front load machine, remove the front. This will expose the drum and belt, remove the belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm with pulley, and motor. This will allow you to check out the motor.
I hope this helps

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It sounds like the belt broke off. Unless you have replaced even just the belt before,you need a experienced repairman, trust me.....

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