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    Hey Guys...

    Admittedly I have not looked (troubleshoot) into this at all, so I am trying to take the easy way out...

    Older gas dryer

    Make: Inglis
    Model: X075502
    Serial: 9HC40307

    Dryer will not remain running. If you hold the start button the dryer will start, drum turns, gas valve opens. As soon as you release the start button the dryer stops.

    Wiring diagram attached.

    Dryer Won't Remain Running-img_20181205_1505220-jpg

    I assume it is TM1 coil not holding, but I don't know what that large (thick) black Y, BG, Q, TM and R connection(s) are. I assume it is the contacts on the start switch?

    Cheers
    John
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    Hi,

    I assume it is TM1 coil not holding
    Timer Motor should have anything to do with the main motor running.

    but I don't know what that large (thick) black Y, BG, Q, TM and R connection(s) are
    Timer electrical connections inside the timer. Motor is Y to BG.

    I'd be inclined to try a new door switch.

    jeff.
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    Thanks Jeff

    Admittedly I have not got into this yet; I am away for another week on a job so I cannot verify the issue.

    So TM1 is the timer relay, OK. I suspect that the door switch should be OK if the dryer runs and gas valve opens when the start button is depressed and is held? Is that correct?

    I am assuming that D and D1 are the door switch contacts?

    Cheers
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    I suspect that the door switch should be OK if the dryer runs and gas valve opens when the start button is depressed and is held? Is that correct?
    Nope, holding the switch down could bypass the door switch.
    The motor is also a possible trouble maker as it is suppose to switch from start to run...if this fails holding the start switch down can also force the motor to run.

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    Jeff

    Thanks for this. Apologies for not acknowledging your response sooner... been pretty busy. Will be back in town tomorrow and will take your advice and report back.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers
    John
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    Keep us posted.

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    So It looks like I found the problem this morning... the contacts on the motor switch are burnt; the 5M to 6M pair. Trying to find the switch only, 3388235 but just keep coming up with a dryer motor.

    Cheers
    John
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    I think unless you buy a used one, the motor switch on that version was not available as a separate part.

    Dryer Won't Remain Running-drive-motor-279827-01191725-jpg LINK> Dryer drum drive motor

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    I think unless you buy a used one, the motor switch on that version was not available as a separate part.

    Dryer Won't Remain Running-drive-motor-279827-01191725-jpg LINK> Dryer drum drive motor

    jeff.
    Hi Jeff

    I was able to locate a new switch for $25.00 so I have ordered that and will update on the end result.

    It does not seem reasonable to order an entire motor when all what was needed was the switch. The price of the switch is still too much I think, it should be about $9.00 but I know there is substantial mark-up on appliance repair parts. The list price was north of $95.00 which is ridiculous.

    Cheers

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    t does not seem reasonable to order an entire motor when all what was needed was the switch
    What we see more often than not is the bearings wear or a thrust washer wears and the armature vibrates which causes the switch contacts to arc and fail. Hope this is not the case.

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