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Opened dryer door mid-cycle left open 1 hr. Dryer won't restart

Kenmore electric front load. 41/2 years old no previous problems. No excess lint build up.

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  • 55beater Dec 31, 2008

    It is clicking and the light goes off. However, it still will not start.

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There is a door switch on left upper corner of drier opening, make sure the little prong is clicking when you push it in. this turns the drier back on when the door is closed and the start button is pushed.

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  • michael oden Dec 31, 2008

    if you have tried different cycles, then it probably is a start button, might be a loose connection or the button could have gone out,

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