Have an electric dryer that will only run if you hold the start
switch, once you let go it will stop. Is there thermal protection
that might be faulty? what the best way to proceed? dryer is 7 years
old and does not have any moisture sensors or features that typically
cause this problem.
A contact on the motor centrifugal switch does the equivalent of holding
the start button down once the motor gets up to speed. Is the motor
otherwise working properly. Your first task should be to clean dust and
lint from around the motor and ensure that the motor and centrifugal
switch are working properly.
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