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Offline 5Leepy!

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Kenmore 70 Series Dryer won't start
« on: July 13, 2014, 04:54:10 PM »


I've read many of the posts about dryers not starting and none seem to fit my situation so I wanted to see if there's other options.

Yesterday my dryer would run fine and then stop in the middle of the cycle.  I would restart it and it would stop again maybe 20 minute later.  It sometimes wouldn't restart unless I opened and closed the door several times.  I found that if I leaned on the door a certain way it would restart.  I got my clothes dry by checking it periodically and restarting when necessary.

Today, leaning on the door any way at all does not start the dryer.  I notice that the black tab that the door pushes against when it's closed (guessing it engages the motor) is "floppy".  There's no resistance when I press it or let go of it.  It just kind of hangs there.

Is this the problem, do you think?  How would I go about fixing it?

Thanks for your help in advance!

Offline mz3own

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Dryer won't start
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 05:01:09 PM »
yup door switch.. usually they break when the door is accidently slammed shut. Replace the switch and you should be back in business.

Offline 5Leepy!

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Dryer won't start
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 05:12:49 PM »
Thank you! Sounds like an easy fix.   :)


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