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Take 2 screws off the swith after popping the top and remove it. I made a video of a dryer repair I did recently which shows how to get inside the machine:
Filter out the top:

Filter inside the door:

Posted on Oct 29, 2012


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SOURCE: how to change the dryer door switch

To remove the panel you need to undo two screws.

How to take apart the dryer:

Older (29 inch) Whirlpool/Kenmore models.

Newer (27 inch) Whirlpool/Kenmore models.

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Free Dryer Repair Guide - Replace your dryer door switch

Door switch replacement help for a common door switch

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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Yes, but check the breaker first. turn off/on to check. Remove the screws at the lint filter. remove fint filter. Use a thin putty knife at thr front between the top and door support to depress the spring clips holding the lid down, one at a time pull each side to disengage clip. Lift lid. The door switch is above the door inside under the lid. ALWAYS UNPLUG BEFORE WORKING ON ELECTRIC APPLIANCES.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to replace a door switch on a Kenmore Dryer

I'm not too familiar with the model but you either have screws that are just above the door (open the door first) or two metal tabs in the front that hold the top on the dryer. The two metal tabs can be seen if you take a flashlight and look where the top meets the front about 8" from each side roughly. A flatblade screwdriver inserted at the top of these fasteners will release them from the top. Next have a 5/16 nut driver to remove the two screws on each side holding the front onto the sides. There may be screws at the bottom as well. You may not have to remove the front at all. Also HAVE THE POWER DISCONNECTED! Don't want ya to get fried. Remove the leads from the door switch on the right and remove.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: How to replace door switch on old kenmore stac.dryer 110.88752792

Door switch If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.Check online for the part has it for $14.00 not bad

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore dryer...65852 timer switch does not work.

Good day,
Ma'm I don't know your mechanical background. So you'll have to be your own judge
One cause could be the contacts in the push to start switch welded together.
Even though it might appear to go in and out properly, the insides of the switch are bad.

Remove the back cover of the consule. Remove one of the wires connected to the push to start switch, and tape up end to prevent shorting.
Plug machine back in and test. If it won't start, then the push to start switch is bad, and needs replaced.

If the push to start switch is not the problem, then it would be the centrifugal switch in the main motor itself. Here is a tutorial on accessing the motor. A major job, with some complications involving the blower wheel.
P.S. If the dryer performs normally other then the starting problem, there is no reason you cannot use it indefinately
There was a time when dryers had no push to start function.
Proceedure was, with the timer off, and door open, load cloths, set timer, close door. Works great.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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