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Dryer won't start due to delay button lights up and won't go off

Kenmore 65952
Model/Stock 96595220
Serial: MF0604670
Kenmore Ultra Fabric Care - Heavy Duty Extra Capacity Plus
Purchased in 1995
When we push the button to select type of clothes (cotton) and then press start - it beeps and the delay button won't go off and will not let it start. This happens with all buttons.

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    terratoes101 Mar 20, 2013

    omg im so irritated with my dryer its doing the same exact thing ive called sears and all those people and they give me the ring around of we'll come check it out give you an estimate but charging me 200$ just to come look at it. IRRITATED. im a single pregnant female and i need a dryer my son will be here in a few months and they are flying by i need help finding out what the problem is.

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1. No power to the dryerMake sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

4. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

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