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hello, welcome to just answer. my name is XXXXX XXXXX and i will be happy to assist you with your problem. this is almost always the start switch. do you have a volt meter?
have you removed the wires from the start switch and tested continuity on the switch?
I'm not sure if I tested it with the wires removed. Should I go do that now?
yes. anytime you are testing continuity, always remove the wires as you can read feed back coming from something else. you should not have continuity till the switch is pushed and held. When it is released you should lose continuity.
OK. Will do. BRB.
ok i will be here
The start switch is closed all the time. I got a low resistance reading when I tested it with the wires removed.
that is your problem. if the contacts are closed all the time then it is the same as you holding the button in. you just need to replace the switch. this part can be found at www.appliancepartspros.com at a discounted price.
OK. Thanks. XXXXX use the search term "start switch"?
let me get you the part number and save you some time
one min please
just remove the knob on the front and bull out on the rear tab and turn a 1/4 turn it will fall right out
Thanks. I appreciate your help.