Service tech came to the house to fix it and discovered it was the relay switch, not the circuit board like the previous tech said and ordered the board which took a week. Anyways the relay switch did the trick. I hope this saves the next guy some trouble. Thanks
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Re: electric kenmore dryer
Replace the motor it is stuck in the start winding and can cnot get up to the run winding as long as you are holding in the start button the start winding is working in a second it should through the motor switch shift the voltage to the run winding
bad motor switch
replace switch if available or change motor
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What you are experiencing when you push the Air Button down and it engages the BATH PUMP but when you release the the Air Button is a bad Air Switch in the BATH PUMP. When you push the air button down it sends a column of air to move a small switch in the BATH PUMP. When the switch in the BATH PUMP is bad it will not engage. What you need is a new Air Switch model TBS-339.
unfortunately your motor is locked up. Try this, with the door open depress the door switch and have some one push the start button while you turn the drum by hand if it starts then you'll know the start winding on the motor is failing
If I am not mistaken, once the timer is set and the button pushed, the motor should run and there is probably a contact in the cintrifugal switch of the motor to seal in the run circuit. On a working dryer, if you push the start button for a split second, and let go the dryer will stop. This is because the motor has not reached proper rpm and the switch is not made yet. If the switch hangs up or the switch goes bad the same symptom will occur.
The instant you press the button on the console, the motor should start. When it starts a mechanism in the motor operates a switch mounted on the motor (provided w/new motor). That makes a circuit which replaces the action of your finger holding the button by creating a bypass circuit. This bypass circuit takes the start switch completely out of the circuit and keeps the motor running.
Your motor is not making this bypass circuit and needs to be replaced.
a start capacitor is in use for only a split second if it's functioning correctly. What they do in a nut shell is give the motor (or compressor) an extra push to get it started. You also should have a motor run capacitor - don't have to have a start one. some times start capacitors fix the problem long term, sometimes they don't work at all or only a few times. Sounds like it's time for a new compressor or more.