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My whirlpool dryer won't stay running without holding down start button

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He "broken-belt" switch is open due to your broken drum belt,replace the belt and it will start,its there to reduce the fire hazard from the drum not rotating and the clothes starting on fire from this,it shuts off the heating element also

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

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you have a bad microcomputer / some calls it a even heat board / send me your complete model number and i will check on one for you / larryyb

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sounds like the motor or the even heat board is out i would say the even heat board is more likely

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POST MODEL NUMBER, BUT IT MAY BE THE MOTOR START SWITCH.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: dryer won't stay on unless I hold the start button down. When I let go of the start button, it stops.

most likely the evenheat board is bad, but it could be the motor relay, get under the console and check the trouble shooting wiring diagram. there are several checks you can do to narrow it down.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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