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Kenmore dryer 68932790: Push start button starts but when you release the button, it stops. Plus, no heat.

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SOURCE: My Dryer will only work if I hold start button, when I release start button the dryer stops.

Anra, this is a classic symptom of a failed even heat board. I've seen a lot of these failures out there. Easy to change out. Check out this link. Catriver..post back http://www.repairclinic.com/0080.asp

Posted on Mar 26, 2007

SOURCE: My Dryer Starts, then stops as soon as I release the button.

Its possible the dryer heat selector is at fault. If the timer inside does not move to the end of the heat cycle you may have further problems. Depending on how old the dryer and how long it has taken to dry garments, you may want to check that the motor has not gone bad causing an electrical overload. Faulty timers will cause extended drying times eventually putting a strain on the motor's bearings and electrical windings. You may want to get a replacement or get a repair estimate to repalce the belt, motor, drum rollers and heating coil components.

Posted on May 19, 2007

watugot
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SOURCE: GE dryer starts but..... stops

What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Thanks/Mike

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Dryer, model#11062942100.

In all probability, you have an open thermal fuse in your dryer or ( depending on the model) you may have a motor switch that is not making the circuit remain on. These switches use centrifigal force ( when the motor rotates up to speed ) to keep it on so that you can release the start switch. Hope that helps..

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

TheMobilian
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SOURCE: Kenmore Series 90 dryer will

You have a broken belt.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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