Dryer would not run after you let go of push to start button

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Doreen From Winthrop, MA

Oct 25, 2013

The dryer had heat and would run when start button depressed but would stop immediately when you let go. I decided after researching problem it was probably the relay switch. I watched youtube videos on how to access the switch. I used a putty knife to get the endcaps off, a phillips screwdriver, and pliers to pull the wires out of the relay. (after shutting off gas & unplugging the power of course) I am NOT mechanically inclined and this took me less than 15minutes. I did not do expedited shipping and received the part in less than 48hrs. Could not have been easier and works perfectly!

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Part Number: PS346582

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