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why does my dryer only work if i hold down the start button?

Im having problems with my dryer, it only works when i hold down the start button, when i take my finger off the start button it stops working, i opened the bottom part and the motor seems to be running perfectly when i hold down the start button but then stops as soon as i remove my finger. My dryer is a kenmore elite and the model number is 11072992101 i had an independent technician take a look at it and he said that i needed to order a new start button which made sense but then he called me back and told me that i need a new motor, which to me makes no sense as the motor works fine when i hold the start button down i would really appreciate some advise before i move forward with this. Many thanks Karin

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Dryers , Kenmore , Washers
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Manage My Life
by Manage My Life
December 19th, 2012
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by Joey S Earned 106,963 community points in Kenmore
December 20th, 2012
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