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    Default Kenmore Dryer Runs ONLY When Start Button is HELD DOWN

    Model Number: 110.63932100
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

    I have read several posts of similar problems but want to make sure my problem is the same. The dryer (110.63932100) runs ONLY when the start button is held down. Release the button and the dryer stops immediately. Push the button the the dryer starts immediately (as long as a run cycle is selected). I don't know thermistor from circuit board but am pretty good at following detailed instructions. If I can repair a computer I assume I may be able to repair the dryer with some help. Thanks a lot. This site is great!

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    Hi,

    If you don't have a volt meter you can swap the heater & motor relay.

    First unplug your dryer, then swap the heater relay#15 here:
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    With the motor relay#36, they are the identical same part. Then plug your dryer in and start it, if it runs and stays running after you release the push-to-start button, then you found the problem, you would need to order a new motor relay.

    Manufacturer part number 3405281 is RepairClinic item number 528722


    Here's how you get access to your inside console:


    Then the console lifts out and up tilting it back on its plastic hinges.

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    I swapped out the relays and the dryer kept running after pushing start button. I'll order the relay right away. Thank you very much.

    Thanks again.

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    Glad it was just your relay.

    Jake
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