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Pressing door switch makes dryer stop...why?

My dryer stopped mid cycle and now will not run correctly.It will only run with the door open,as soon as i close the door or press the door switch it syops.

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Re: pressing door switch makes dryer stop...why?

The door safety switch has come loose or become misaligned. A little study will reveal how the switch works, & most likely why it doesn't. There should be a obvious way to adjust the switch, or call an appliance tech to do it for you. Unplug the dryer before attempting to work on this switch, as high voltage may be present.

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