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Jon Grella : My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am an appliance expert here at the website.
Jon Grella : The problem you are experiencing is not a problem with the start button. It's a problem with the motor.
Jon Grella : There is a centripetal switch that is inside the motor and when you press down the start button it makes a connection between the switch and the motor that wiL allow the motor to run. When you let go of the start button, the motor will run on its own. If the centripetal switch has been blown or damaged inside the motor, the motor will not run unless you continuously hold down the start button.
Jon Grella : We can check the start button for continuity to see if the start button is good. Nine times out of ten it is and the problem is within the motor.
Jon Grella : Now, if you had a problem with the outlet and it was arcing, that may have been the cause for the bown centripetal switch in the motor.
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Jon Grella : Depending on the age of your machine, it may not be worth it for you to replace the motor. If this machine is older than eight years, you are past it's midlife and will be most definitely see more problems sometimes soon. I would hate to see you spend more than $150 on the motor just to have something else break in the near future.
Jon Grella : I see this problem very often with this model machine, especially of there is either a power outage or surge or electrical problem to the outlet the machine is plugged into.
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