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Kirkland signature dryer by Whirlpool wont stay on. Model

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Kirkland signature dryer by Whirlpool won't stay on. Model SEDX600JQ1. If I hold the start button, it will run until I release it (a few seconds max). Sometimes, if I hold the start button, it takes a second or two then starts running, but stops.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.
you have a bad motor in this unfortunatly, Part 2584you can order this @ http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-+SEDX600JQ1-%3d%3dei2584&PartID=2584 for around $93.00, this is all to common on these dryers, hope this helps, thanks Bryan
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Is that the only possible problem? Sounds right to me, but I'd like to be 100% sure before I spend $100 on a motor/
Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.
definitely the problem unfortunately, the motor has a centrifugal switch in it and its bad, it takes over after the motor starts and keeps it running, we replace a lot of these, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Bummer. Where can I find instructions on how to replace it? I'm pretty good at mechanical stuff, but I've never worked on a dryer before.
Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.
these can be a pain to install, you will need to take the whole dryer appart to do it. you can click here for all the diagrams, http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=265790 also these videos show how the average dryer motor is replaced, yours is made by whirlpool but they are mostly the same basic instalation, hope this helps, http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dryer+motor+replacement&search_type=&aq=0&oq=dryer+motor thanks Bryan

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