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My Dryer will only work if I hold start button, when start button is released the dryer stops working.

I have Whirlpool GEW9878LW Electric Dryer. My Dryer will only work if I hold start button, when I release start button the dryer stops. I made sure the timer is on, dryer door is closed. Usually I set the time for the dryer and push start and it starts working. Please help. Thanks in advance.

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Anra, the problem is in the even heat board under the consol. This is a very easy job. Check out this link. Catriver, post back http://www.repairclinic.com/0080.asp

Posted on Mar 26, 2007

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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

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