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Dryer only runs with start switch held on. as soon as you let it go dryer shuts off............help.ps model dbxr463

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    I just replaced the switch at a cost of 31 dollers and the 6 for you and still got the same problem. now what.

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The start switch is bad, replace it. Lift the panel and remove the existing faulty start switch. Use flat-head screwdriver to pry and lift off the switch. Install the new start switch in reverse order then transfer the wires from the old switch ti the new one. Make sure to disconnect power before attempting this repair.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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    Jahn27 Sep 10, 2010

    Check the resistance of the timer resistor. If it reads open, replace it.

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Door switch If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.

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Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached. Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.

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