Question about Kenmore 62802 Electric Dryer
I can hold in the start button to run the dryer but it only blows cold air and the timer spins to the off. We had the electric checked and I am getting 220 at the fuse box and 220 to the dryer plug. The dryer is in the garage and has worked on its own but since its cold now, it won't work. The dryer is a Kenmore Elite front load. purchased new 4 years ago.
Sounds like the door switch has gone bad., but your description is confusing.
First, it takes a few minutes for you to feel the air blowing hot, particularly when the dryer is in a cold garage. The heating elements have to heat up the mass of the metal, and any clothes in the dryer.
The timer design is such that it can not speed up (the motor inside wont start running faster, due to it's electrical design.).
I am suspect that the door switch has failed for some reason, because reading between the lines, I think you are saying when you release the Start button, the dryer quits operating. If the door switch is bad, then it will cause that condition to happen.
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Mar 24, 2014 | Dryers
Hi troy crawford,
Well if it beeps for 3
times and then shut off when you press start it means that the dryer thinks
that dryer door is open. You will have to replace your door switch to fix the
problem. or you can also try closing the door normally, then
firmly press on the top edge of the door. You will hear the final latch grab,
then you press and hold the start button. many time it will works...
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