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Brand new Kenmore Front load won't work

We just got the dryer yesterday, followed all instructions, plugged it in, but the dryer won't start. Every time we press the start button, it just beeps at us...two beeps...the lights on the panel all come on and are working...any suggestions?

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  • jdevoe Dec 06, 2007

    i am having a similar problem the dryer has been working fine for about 2 years but this morning it started beeping at me when i presses start. all the controls work but the light doesnt come on when i open the door and the lint trap warning doesnt come on when i turn it on.?????????????

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The problem was actually resolved once we pressed the door hard - the door is warped, not shutting at the top, so by pushing on the top part, it shuts properly, the lights go off and it works. We had a repairman in a month ago and parts are on order....real pain since its brand new!

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

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It sounds like the plug is mis-wired. The panel works off of 110v but the rest is 220v. If one line is swapped with the ground you will get 110 only.

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