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Kenmore Dryer starts but does not continue running
« on: April 04, 2009, 08:21:21 AM »
I am working on a Kenmore dryer serial number MR2205631. It will start and function properly only if you hold down the start switch. I have replaced the switch and thermistor with no change. What next? What am I missing?

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Re: Kenmore Dryer starts but does not continue running
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 08:49:02 AM »
Broken belt
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Re: Kenmore Dryer starts but does not continue running
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 09:00:00 AM »
Belt is fine. The dryer will remain running as long as you hold down the start button. It heats, the drum rotates, etc. as if in perfect condition. The only thing is that as soon as you let go of the start button the dryer stops running.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer starts but does not continue running
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 09:15:29 AM »
Motor Relay .. in Control Console

try swaping with Heater Relay

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Re: Kenmore Dryer starts but does not continue running
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009, 10:23:37 AM »
Well then you have a broken belt micro switch. When the belt breaks the switch shuts down the run winding in the motor. Just a guess
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Re: Kenmore Dryer starts but does not continue running
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 11:43:39 AM »
Reg is right on. It's going to be the  relay or the Even Heat board sometimes.
Do the swap-out first to see...
A thermister failure would not prevent the unit from running.


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Re: Kenmore Dryer starts but does not continue running
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009, 12:07:36 PM »
Thanks RegUS_PatOff I swapped relays and it runs fine. I'll order a new relay and get it going again.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer starts but does not continue running
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009, 05:53:26 PM »
Reg that is what I like about this forum. Good job. The newer stuff is facinating.
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