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My whirlpool wed5550 dryer, when i try to turn it on it starts, but when i remove my finger from the button it stops...help

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Hi this sounds like a broken belt, If this model doesnt have a belt switch then you could possibly have a bad centrifugal switch but is very rare, Probabably just need to replace the belt. Let me know if you need further assistance.


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