Author Topic: Kenmore 80 dryer will not stop if i open the door..  (Read 1256 times)

Offline mikedee5

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 6
Kenmore 80 dryer will not stop if i open the door..
« on: June 29, 2009, 10:17:50 AM »
My freind was telling me about it on our way to work. I dont have the model # today but I can post it later if I have to. He says it will stop when the timer is up but if he opens the door it still runs...he thinks it the door switch is he right????

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Kenmore 80 dryer will not stop if i open the door..
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 10:35:03 AM »
If the start button looks like a small black box with 4 wires then that switch is the problem. To get that switch off you remove the knob and simply lift the little tab on the side of that switch (from the back) and twist the switch a quarter turn.  It is easy to replace.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2009, 10:37:33 AM by JWWebster »
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Online AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 8919
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair Help
Re: Kenmore 80 dryer will not stop if i open the door..
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 10:59:41 AM »
Quote
I dont have the model # today but I can post it later if I have to.

Please do get the model number and post it.

Thanks,

 

Kenmore dryer door won't shut!

Started by krisncameron

Replies: 8
Views: 13155
Last post April 29, 2011, 08:21:47 PM
by evesnlm
Dryer keeps running with the door open.

Started by MrPeterson

Replies: 1
Views: 902
Last post April 20, 2012, 09:35:31 AM
by tgoods
kenmore dryer door latch is broken

Started by vme

Replies: 2
Views: 3137
Last post September 20, 2009, 01:10:50 PM
by Al Capone
Kenmore 90 Series dryer - used to stop mid-cycle, now won't start at all

Started by sguthrie04

Replies: 9
Views: 7234
Last post January 11, 2011, 07:54:32 AM
by sguthrie04
Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open

Started by RT1976

Replies: 20
Views: 4281
Last post September 09, 2011, 04:18:14 PM
by JWWebster
Kenmore Dryer

Started by jdman

Replies: 6
Views: 4390
Last post August 12, 2007, 07:30:06 PM
by AJ