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Kenmore dryer won't start?

My dryer won't start,the lights all light up and than the lint light comes on and i slam the door shut and than no noise but all the lights go on, can you help me? sheri

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Its located in this position so that the actual door can make contact with it, in return, applying pressure to close the switch and complete the circuit. this will cause the dryer to spin.

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