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Old 11-21-2008, 11:29 AM
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I just installed a new motor on my dryer. When I press the start button it starts fine but I can't release the start button or it shuts off. In other words, it only runs while the start button is held on.
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Your start button may be defective.

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Could not find any info on this unit using the Model Number you gave.

Why did you replace the motor in the first place?

Could be the centrifugal switch is wired incorrectly or a timer contact.
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I also replaced the start switch. They had to into go micro fish to get part #
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Check your connections at the switch make sure they are making good contact.

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I replaced the motor because of a kind of shriek noise on start up and electrical burning smell. Bearings, rollers and idler all good. Now sounds great on start up, quiet while running, I just can't release the start button.
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