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Our dryer starts when I push the start button, but stops as

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Our dryer starts when I push the start button, but stops as soon as I take my finger off the button. Can you please help?
Thanks in advance,
Brenda
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  built1950 replied 7 years ago.
Hi,
Is it gas or electric? Please give us the full model number.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It is gas, and the model number is XXXXX
Expert:  built1950 replied 7 years ago.
I'm sorry but your model number is XXXXX up as XXXXXXXXXX
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Let's try again: XXXXXXXXXXX
Expert:  built1950 replied 7 years ago.
Same thing. Nevertheless, you will have to test the switch. I don't have the model number so I can't tell you how to open the control panel (maybe screws or clips or both). Make sure the dryer door is closed. Then you need to jump the start switch. If you do that and it works you'll need to replace the start switch. If it doesn't work you may need a new control board.Parts are available at RepairClinic.com

God Bless
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

How do I jump the start switch?

Let's try this for the model number:

one-one-zero-seven-two-nine-seven-two-one-zero-two

Thanks!

P.S. I've tapped the start switch so that it is constantly being "pushed" and the dryer stays on.

Expert:  built1950 replied 7 years ago.
110.72972102 correct? With your latest post it loks like the start switch is bad. Here is the web site so you don't have to look for it:

http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-110.72972102-%3d%3d&n=2

This is it:

Part 898073 (Click to enlarge)
Grid is 1 inch square
Item #
898073
Price
$9.25
In Stock?
Yes
Switch, push to start
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With this unit I believe the end caps are removed exposing the console hold down screws. Disassemble to replace switch and reassemble.

God Bless
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks so much for your help with this problem!!
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

http://www.partselect.com/PartDetail.aspx?Inventory=2344543&SourceCode=7&ModelNum=11072972102#RepairStory

On that model the micro computer is the problem.The start switch is ok.

I have replaced many of those for just that reason.