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Door is ajar message when shut light comes on but doesnt run


That's because the door switch isn't getting pushed when you're closing the dryer door for some reason or another. Its located at the top of the door. Try pushing the switch by hand and seeing if the light shuts off when you manually push it.

Nov 27, 2013 | Samsung DV337 Electric Dryer

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Dryer light stays on when door is shut nd wont run


check the door switch,i don't work on lg but on any other dryer if the wsitch is broke the dryer won't start and if the light is on the switch shuts off the light and dryer will start.if you send the model number i can look up the switch for you.open the door and look around the frame where the door closes into,there should be a push button switch or a little paddle that the door hits,when you push in on the switch it should make a clicking sound or i've seen the paddle broke off.hope this helps or if you removed any wires to the door switch you might of wired it wrong

Mar 30, 2013 | LG Dryers

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My dryer light will not shut off even when door closed and it will not start up when in push start button it does a rapid beep


is the door switch broke?first what kind of dryer and send the model number,when the door closes it hits the door switch and shuts the light off,the dryer will not run if the switch is broke,it's like trying to start the dryer with the door open if the switch broke.

Apr 25, 2011 | Dryers

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Dryer will not turn on. makes slight buzzing sound when button is pushed. Light goes on, power is on.


Sounds like the motor is gone. Try opening the door and pushing the door swithch inside the dryer door cavity.This may take two people but while holding the door switch, push the start switch and turn the dryer drum at the same time.(in a clock direction) If the dryer starts it means the moter is shot.

Dec 22, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Med5700tqo dryer will not shut off


Your door safety switch is probably shot, on a safety item such as this your local Maytag dealer should take care of this free of charge.

Oct 07, 2009 | Maytag MED5700TQ Electric Dryer

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I have a tumble dryer.


Sounds as if the door switch is the problem. This is normally a safety switch that stops the dryer when the door is opened.
Unplug the dryer.
Remove the door switch and check the switch condition with a continuity meter after removing the wires. Try turning the switch on and off....the meter should read power on and off when you do that.
You may have to remove the front of the dryer to get to the door switch.
Good luck,
I hope this helps

Oct 05, 2009 | Hotpoint Dryers

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Whirpool dryer wont run


inside light on when door is closed??? that sounds like a bad door switch. it doesnt recognize the door shut so it wont start, replace the door switch

Mar 29, 2008 | Dryers

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