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Kenmore 90 Series Model 11060912990 Dryer won't start

When pressing the start switch, dryer sounds like it wants to start (as long as you hold the start button in), but it won't start, and eventually it stops even trying to start.

-Terminal block looks fine
-Start switch tested fine - contnuity only when switch pressed.
-Door switch tested fine - continuity with light when door open, continuity with the other terminal with the door closed.
-Timer Motor tested fine - meter read about 2400 ohms
-Thermostats tested fine - continuity found in both
-Centrifugal switch tested fine.
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Out Continuity Continuity Resistance
In Resistance Resistance Continuity

Anyone have any thoughts?I have a 90 series dryer & when I push the start button the dryer won't start

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  • hunt1328 Feb 16, 2009

    I have a 90 series Kenmore dryer that won't start when I push the start button.

  • hunt1328 Feb 16, 2009

    gopi20 suggests that I check the fuse......which is located where?

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There is a starter capacitor on the control board, near to where the start button connects to the board, that has blown, repair the control assembly or replace it.

You find replacements here.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Most were tested, would there be a starting capacitor? If yes have you checked that as well?

Pls post back result/update. Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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Have you tested the motor itself to see that its operating correctly?

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There is a centrifugal switch inside the motor that must close also.

I suspect it has failed in some way. I do not know if it is user replaceable.

Reply back what you find. I am unable to find the wiring diagram for it at this time to confirm the connection points for you. I will be happy to help you further if you reply.

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The start switch on most dryers are "momentary" switches.

Did the circuit stay open after you released the start switch, or was only open when you held the switch? If it was only open as long as you held the switch closed I would say you have a faulty switch.

You sure tested everything, great job.

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Hi,

better to test the whole control board.

let me know

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Check the fuse

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    thermal fuse located in back on the exhaust duct

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UNplug the dryer, pull it out from the wall, and remove the service panel. Use a flashlight and look around for signs of anything having burned, and smell around to see if you can identify what might be burning if you can not visually see any burning.

If you plug the unit back in while your back there, have someone start the dryer and see if you can see what might be the problem.

I am suspect the motor may be failing, but it's hard to see what's happening through these teeny-tiny little wires.

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