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Dryer does not turn on

I have an Amana Electric Dryer.  The dryer stopped heating so we opened the front to check the heating element which was fine.  We noticed a wire was burnt into on the electric cord so we replaced the cord.  When we tried to start the dryer it would act like it wanted to start until we let go of the button, then it would stop.  We noticed in putting the dryer back together a metal clip was on the inside of the drum (holding it) instead of on the outside.  Now nothing.... We replaced the thermal fuse and the receptacle on the back for the plug.  The light inside the dryer is now coming on but will not start.  So we are getting power now but nothing else.  Any suggestions?

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Sounds like the motor relay is not functioning. Sometimes the motor will work if the button is pushed but will stop when the button is released. This is caused by a loose wire at the motor or a bad motor relay.

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Check on ebay these can be had for less than 50.00

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