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Gas dryer's start button doesn't stay engaged

Pushed start button and the drum begins tumbling but when I let off the start button, the drum quits turning. Heating and drying good until this problem. I replaced the start button. Still won't stay "engaged" to keep tumbler going. I held down the new start button for a while to see if the heat would kick on. It didn't. The tumbler turned for as long as I held in the button but no heating. What should I try next? Kenmore gas dryer model: MGR 5775 QDW

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Hi again,

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Bad start switch on motor, rare. that model # came up as maytag range not a dryer.

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