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Dryer not turning on. checked filters, wires, and breaker box. light stays on but does turn off when door closes....the dryer was drying up to now. it finished last load , then it didnt want to start for next load...

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  • diamondbacks Oct 28, 2008

    inside light when door closes in turns off.

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    Hi Kenmore



    Our Kenmore Elite HE4 dryer Model 110.C8586*C8587*C8580 will not turning on. checked filters, wires, and breaker box. Control Locked light Flashing & Beeping every one or two seconds, when I follow the ops. manual recommendation of holding down the Auto Dry Level button for three seconds it does not correct the problem. I unpluged the dryer for 24 hours and pluged it back in the beep and flash reapeared....the dryer was drying up to now. My clothes are not getting any dryer and I will have to resort to the old tried and true mother nature...



    Can anyone help????

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