Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer
My 4 yr old dryer suddenly gave this problem. It runs only when I hold the START switcgh in hold position by keep it pressed with finger. is it START button problem?. Please suggest. I checked fuse, they seems to be good. My 4 yr old Kenmore Elite Dryer sounds to have the same problem as the Kenmore 73954 listed on your web sit, however my dryer is electric. The dryer only runs when I hold the START button down. Once I release the button it no longer runs. I need to know what the problem may be in order to provide the correct information for repair.
The start button starts the motor heater and energizes a relay that latches closed to keep the motor and heater running untill the timer switch or door switch cut the power to the relay and the relay opens.
The latching relay has failed or disconnected
if all the cables are attached to the relay
not an expensive item, usualoly good for 10years
dryer circuits look like this, the start switch and relay are drawn just to the right of the motor, this diagram has no relevance to the physical position of the parts
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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