Get Answers to your Appliance Repair Questions

Author Topic: Kenmore 80 series dryer does not start  (Read 8154 times)

Offline Stephan

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 1
Kenmore 80 series dryer does not start
« on: August 21, 2009, 01:38:14 PM »
I have a kenmore 80 series dryer that is not starting. It has been getting to where up until know I have to slam the door in order to get the dryer to register that it is closed. In order to start. do I have a sensor that has gone out or something. And if I do how do I replace it?

Offline AJ

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 10795
  • Country: us
    • - Appliance Repair
Re: Kenmore 80 series dryer does not start
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 02:20:04 PM »
Hi Stephan,

What is the model number of your dryer? You can find the full model number on the model/serial number tag that is located on the dryer.

Your model number should start with three digits, then a dot followed by eight more digits. For example, 123.12345678

From what you described I would suspect a bad door switch.
When you open the door to look for that model number take a look for the door switch.

There should be a little tab or button that the door hits when it closes. If it's not broken off you should be able to push it in with your finger to see if you can hear it click on and off.

Don't forget to get us that model number. :)

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8804
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Kenmore 80 series dryer does not start
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 02:54:57 PM »
Them kenmore dryers has got a small metal tab called an actuator. This sticks out of a hole in the doorframe and when the door is closed it pushes against a safety switch. It could be broken or the switch itself might be bad.
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


Series 70 Kenmore electric Dryer won't start

Started by lardytub

Replies: 9
Views: 8737
Last post January 11, 2010, 05:23:31 PM
by jumptrout51
Kenmore 70 series dryer won't start.

Started by Jpalmer88

Replies: 4
Views: 6446
Last post February 03, 2010, 08:49:48 PM
by JWWebster
Kenmore 70 Series Dryer Won't Start

Started by billg_7

Replies: 1
Views: 5582
Last post April 02, 2010, 06:10:47 PM
by JWWebster
My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...

Started by jakeblue

Replies: 26
Views: 15368
Last post November 23, 2010, 03:27:26 PM
by JWWebster
Kenmore 90 Series dryer - used to stop mid-cycle, now won't start at all

Started by sguthrie04

Replies: 9
Views: 15135
Last post January 11, 2011, 07:54:32 AM
by sguthrie04
Kenmore Series 70 Dryer wont start

Started by tbrown1323

Replies: 4
Views: 6899
Last post February 09, 2011, 04:07:19 PM
by JWWebster