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The dryer start button will not stay locked in. If you hold it down it the dryer will dry. Is it a mechanical issue or a relay type problem? Thank you.

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This is a motor sw problem . you need to clean out motor . blow it out with air . the sw in motor is not able to work properly due to lint . if cleaning does not correct problem then replace motor .. mm feed back pls ..

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

  • dennis dodge Nov 08, 2010

    this sounds like a motor sw problem .. if you delint the motor and the inside of dryer it will probley work ok the sw in the motor is not able to move . so holding down the start sw will make it work but you could burn out the start winding of motor . ( very costly .)

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