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My Kenmore dryer turns on as soon as the timer is set .

I don't have to push the Start button

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  • ev_linda Nov 22, 2008

    I disconnected the Start button to test it and found that the contacts were dirty.

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So... are you saying it now works ok?

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Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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Two possibilities:
1) Least likely cause. Start button is not opening when released. Don't know how far you wish to go with this but it will require some troubleshooting.
2) Most likely cause. Motor start switch has a set of contacts that close when the dryer starts and this set of contacts "seals" around the push button. If this is the case, a new switch is in order. Switch is normally replaceable without replacing the motor.
Other option is use "as is".


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