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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: 8 years ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: built1950, Handyman replied 8 years ago
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Hi,
Is it gas or electric? Please give us the full model number.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
It is gas, and the model number is XXXXX
Appliance Technician: built1950, Handyman replied 8 years ago
I'm sorry but your model number is XXXXX up as XXXXXXXXXX
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Let's try again: XXXXXXXXXXX
Appliance Technician: built1950, Handyman replied 8 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
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Customer reply replied 8 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.

Appliance Technician: built1950, Handyman replied 8 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
Qty Add to Cart
Order now and this item will ship today. Or it's FREE!

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 reply replied 8 years ago
Thanks so much for your help with this problem!!
Appliance Technician: John, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
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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.

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