kenmore gas dryer won't stay on


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Old 03-31-06, 06:00 AM
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kenmore gas dryer won't stay on

we have a kenmore gas dryer that is about 5 years old. when i push the on button, the dryer turns on, but when i let go, it turns off. i can keep it on by holding the button, but it won't heat up!
any help would be very appreciated.
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Hello Suzanne. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Start button may be defective. Easy and least expensive item to replace as the first attempt to fix the problem. Also may be the start motor relay or the motor itself. Try replacing the start button first.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the most likely possible problem may be. They will need the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts and problem resolving matters. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs or services. Always check for gas leaks whenever moving the appliance and/or a service or repair includes any connection of a gas part.

Read the existing questions on the subject of dryers. Doing so will quickly provide you with answers to questions & provide additional information on how to resolve the problem.

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Old 04-02-06, 01:21 PM
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first, thanks for the help! i really appreciate it!
second, would it make sense that it was the start button if when i pushed and held the button, it turned on, but didn't heat up and when i let go it turned off?
thanks again!
and, btw, we are mac people too!
 
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Old 04-02-06, 01:23 PM
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i just re read my original post and saw that i had already put that info (the not heating up) in the original question!
 
 

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