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Dryer won't start unless I slam the door

I have a Kenmore Elite Smartheat quitepak 4 that will only start if I slam the door and hold start. SOmetimes it starts after holding the start button for a while. Other times I have to open the door and slam it then it will start. Is this normal with this brand?

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Not normal. Check door switch. As a test you can jump it out to see if the dryer works then. if that does not help then , I i would consider replacing the starter switch. 

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