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My Kenmore gas dryer starts but does not stay on

Kenmore dryer mod # 11073954101. Only runs if I hold the start button down

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This is very likely a relay problem. There is a black relay in the control head that engages when the start button is pressed. The relays tend to go bad now and then. They are a simple replacement and cost less than $15 or so.

Posted on Oct 04, 2014

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    Ragh Puldit Oct 04, 2014

    This is very likely a relay problem. There is a black relay in the control head that engages when the start button is pressed. The relays tend to go bad now and then. They are a simple replacement and cost less than $15 or so.

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SOURCE: kenmore dryer won't heat and must hold button down

Switch on fan motor not working sw must prove that fan is running! bad motor sw or loose wireing motor sw will by pass start button is released if working!

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer shuts off after releasing "push to start"

this problem sounds like it can only be 1 of 2 problems. the start button or the motor is not going into run winding. i found over the years that the blue wire i believe is burnt at the motor. this can be repaired quite easily .cut the wire and strip it putting a new connector on. if you need to you can buy an assortment at a hardware store. if every thing is good check the start button for burnt wire if ok then you most likely have a bad motor. i'm pretty sure though that a wire is burnt off at the motor

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore gas dryer doesn't stay running have to hold button down.

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

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore mod 110 87870110 gas dryer- at first push

the vent could be plugged and unit is going into thermal overheat if it works in timed dry properly then the moistier sensor is faulty.

Posted on Dec 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer will not stay running

CHECK THERMAL FUSE #3392519 @ $15.00...RDS

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

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