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Kenmore 73956 gas dryer will not stay on unless I hold the PUSH TO START button in. If I release the start button the dryer stops. If I hold the start button in, neither the heating element or the gas frame lights up. I then tried the test mentioned in the Tech sheet service notes founded under the control panel, to see if the timer dial moves, while holding the start button in, and the timer dial does not advance after 16 seconds when I tried it. I then tried the diagnostic test noted in the same Tech Sheet found with the dryer (dryer Door open, Signal End of Cycle switch set to-HIGH, Set Timer to TIME DRY or AUTO MOISTURE SENSING PLUS selection), then turn Fabric Care Temp switch from AIR FLUFF to ULTRA DELICATE three times within five seconds. If in test mode then you hear a beep sound then two beep sounds. I could not get it to beep or go into the test mode. Any help, Thanks, Gretchen

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THE MOTOR STAYS RUNNING VIA A CENTRIFUGAL SWITCH IN IT. MY GUESS/SUGGESTION WOULD BE TO REPLACE THE MOTOR.

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Raise the control panel and replace the electronic board ( 5" x 7" ) .Came across this same problem tuesday .

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