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Ge dryer wont stay running

When you turn the start switch it runs, but as soon as you let go it will stop. it only stays running if you hold the switch in the start position.

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Start switch is bad,it is stuck inside,get the model number inside dryer door or on top panel,call local appliance parts store to get new part,only a few bucs,replace and you should be allright,let me know-mike

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