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Dryer isn't working

When I push a dryer setting, the correct setting comes up, but when I push start it just beeps. Also, the light went out recently. Could they be related? It is a kenmore elite dryer h3 and it is about 7 years old.

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  • jsand22 Nov 02, 2008

    Ihad the exact same thing just happen to me, however, this occurred after a widespread power outage right after our power came back on. Could a surge when the power came back on shorted something?

  • lizzardhips Nov 07, 2008

    Yes, I am perplexed.  All lights are working, settings register correctly, yet when I push the start button a triple beep... but no reaction.  Anyone with suggestions... my dryer is only 2+ years old.

  • Hilblee Nov 21, 2008

    Select on front and lights work but when you hit start it just beeps. Unplugged and let it sit. Still nothing. I have noticed that the inside light doesnt come on when the door is open now. I cant see a blown bulb not making the dryer work though.

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I had success.  I found the manual....unplugged the dryer, and rotated the inside drum several times to check for any coins or small objects.  I did not find anyything, but if something small was lodged it is not hampering the dryer.  I plugged it back in and it worked right away...
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