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Offline cdcd1927

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Kenmore 60 series dryer wont start
« on: February 20, 2014, 01:15:47 PM »

Dryer does nothing, even the light in the drum wont come on.( I took the light out and tried it in another socket to make sure it works), Checked the door switch with ohm meter its ok, checked the thermal fuse its ok,checked the thermostat its ok,checked the start switch its ok,checked the voltage coming into the dryer its ok, took the black wire off the timer and put the blue one there and wouldnt start, cut the end off an extention cord and put one end on the blue wire on the timer and the other on the white wire on the start switch and plugged it in and the motor runs, took the black wire off the timer and checked with an ohm meter between there and the blue wire,its ok, checked the element its ok, Anyone have any idea what might be going on.? Thanks

Offline fairbank56

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Re: Kenmore 60 series dryer wont start
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 02:39:41 PM »

  Model number???

Offline nolazach

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Re: Kenmore 60 series dryer wont start
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 11:05:37 PM »
it's a process of elimination.

  You have to almost do a mental flow chart.   

Unit won't turn on --->   what is input voltage? - 120v --->  is door switch working? - yes --> check thermal fuse- good -->does unit have a belt switch, and is it working? - yes -->  test operation of start switch - works -->   Test motor - works when bench tested -->  Bad Timer


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