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Kenmoore Dryer will not start

I have a Kenmoore Dryer Series 80. It will not start, I have power to the start switch. When I press and hold the switch you can hear a timer running, but stops when released.

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  • randy_shrade Jan 18, 2009

    Not Just the timer running,

  • randy_shrade Jan 18, 2009

    The Model number is 110 668 12694. Thank you for looking into this.

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    how do i change the door switch on my kenmore dryer

  • randy_shrade Jan 18, 2009

    Not really. I do know that when you toggle the door switch it will turn the light inside off/on thats about all I can tell you.

  • randy_shrade Jan 18, 2009

    Okay I have checked that when the door is open and I press the start switch nothing happens. When I close the door and press the start switch the you can hear the timer running. I have started to remove the panels to gain access to the door switch.

  • randy_shrade Jan 18, 2009

    Okay. I have removed the switch and checked continuity. 1 to 2 I got 0.1 ohms 1 to 3 I got 0.2 ohms when I toggled the switch

  • randy_shrade Jan 21, 2009

    Hey Onthejob5130 Thanks for your help you guided me in the direction I needed to go. I found a schematic inside the dryer and traced from the door switch to the dryer motor and found that the thermal switch was blown. Thanks again and keep up the good work...

  • onthethejob1
    onthethejob1 May 11, 2010

    do you here the motor humming



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Ok im with you,,send me the model #..and check your door switch..i want to veiw schematic on this,,,we have a defective part..

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    onthethejob1 Jan 18, 2009

    are you sure the dood switch is good

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    onthethejob1 Jan 18, 2009

    ok randy you case i need to kow if that door switch is good ..if not replace the guess that want to know how to change door switch,,im assuming you have same model as randy...pull your filter oue on top of dryer,,now you see the 2 phillips head screws remove get your putty knife,,always unplug first,,push your putty knife in between the front right corner of the top and the front panel 1 inch away from the corner,,you will fill a clip now push in with your putty knife..and pick up hold do the left side....look straight down on the right hand side see the switch,,disconnect now to remove open door than remove 2 screws on the underside of front panel,,reverse to put together....,,note to randy you need to test this switch,,switch part #3406107,,onthejob

  • onthethejob1
    onthethejob1 Jan 18, 2009

    good alwats unplup...1 wire is hot,,and 2 on the same side of the swich 1 goes to lite,,and the other goes to the motor,,we want to check that 1,,for continuity

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    onthethejob1 Jan 18, 2009

    okm you marked your wires and disconnected them,,now im not sure how you got any resisitance through a switch,,,you should of got ,,not wire was 000..ok put the lead on the with 1connetor..not pushed thats the push that the motor,,,ooo..rite

  • onthethejob1
    onthethejob1 Jan 23, 2009

    sorry randy ,,i do work for and appliance company,,and boy they sure are calling in,,everyone whants to fix,,..anyway glad you got the job done,,,onthejob



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The Kenmore 80 Series of dryers are consumer grade dryers for home use. As with most home appliances, the Kenmore 80 series dryers will occasionally not work as intended. If a problem occurs with your dryer, however, you do not necessarily need it serviced by a technician. You can attempt to troubleshoot and fix any problems with your dryer before contacting a technician.

  1. Kenmore 80 Series dryers may not run for several reasons. First, make sure that the power cord is plugged into a working power outlet. You may need to plug a different device into the outlet to check that it is receiving power. If the second device does not run on the power outlet, you may have blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Check your fuse box or circuit breaker box and make the change as needed.
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    Next, check to see if the exhaust vent is clogged. Lint and other particles may clog the exhaust vent over time, restricting air flow and making it more difficult to dry your clothes. To check the vent, run the dryer and hold your hand under the vent. If you do not feel any air flow, clean or replace the vent.
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