Why does the dryer stop after the pushbutton start switch is released
Kenmore Elite 110.73942100 Gas Dryer
This is a Kenmore Elite natural gas dryer. When I push the start button the dryer drum begins to tumble. When I release the start switch the drum stops. I have tried all the settings on the dial. Timed, automatic, heat, air cooled. It doesn't seem to matter, the unit will only stay on if I continue to hold in the start button. The moment I release it the unit stops.
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Mike, did you get it fixed?
Thank you for assistance. The motor relay switch was in fact deffective. The coil on the relay was open. When I replaced the relay upon pushing the start switch you could hear the mechanical contacts close and it completed the "run" circuit and dryer motor stayed engaged. You explained well and the location of the switch was on the console where you had indicated.
by Mike Conklin
I have a GE model #GTDP301Gl0WS that is doing the same thing. Any thoughts?
by James Darnowski
The GE problem is either the belt or the belt switch. In my case it was the belt switch, as the switch is on the bottom and got wet.
The instructions did not totally work for me. I have a 2015 model. I commented what I did on the youtube video.