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I have a Kenmore Dryer model # 86581100. The dryer sounds like it is running rough and it continously runs even when the door is open. The night before when let it running when we went to bed and we could smell a burnt oder. Is this Major? Also, the push to start switch does not work.The dryer turns on when we turn it to any cycle

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You have at least 3 problems, with your dryer; door switch, start switch and drum support. To to retire it for a replacement. Hope this helps!

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