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gas dryer won't start

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kenmore gas dryer model 11076742501. When start button is pushed motor clicks. if I hold in door switch and push and hold start in, then hand spin drum it will start then click off, and before drum stops it will start again. This will continue to start/stop as long as I hold button in

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If you hold Start Switch, will the Motor stay running ?

YES, bad Centrifugal Switch (or Lint) on Motor

NO, bad Motor, or lots of friction, not letting Motor get up to speed

 

Try it again with the Belt or Drum removed

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Check the blower to make sure it's clear, no panty hoses or anything dragging it.  

 

If blower is clear, replace the motor:  http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Drive-Motor/279827/2584?modelNumber=110.76742501

 

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And install the maintenance kit while your at it:  http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Maintenance-Kit/4392065/587636?modelNumber=110.76742501

 

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It'll be like a new dryer when you're done.

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removed drum, motor will click. If I hand spin motor then push start, it will take off then clicks off but before it stops completely it will do cycle again of start/stop

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yes, bad Motor, or a lot of Lint build-up

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