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Kenmore dryer will not turn on

When I push the start button there is a clicking noise but the dryer will not turn on.

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Sounds like a classic broken Belt. You'll have to take the front or top off to gain access to the belt and it is wrapped around the TUB. If you can pull it up and down with no problems its the belt or the idler tentioner that keeps the belt tight.

Possibly its also the tub rolers or bearings but if you can push the tub from the inside by hand you will know if its in this area or not. If it turns freely then the belts off or broke cause when its on and tight you anct make it move very far. Important not to make the tub turn back wards too far especially if its tough to move. If its loose to move then either way usually dosnt hurt anything.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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    Farley Redfield Mar 02, 2009

    Is this a front loader of the new style? If so I may be all wet. No pun intended. In this case I really dont know how to proceed and it may be access able only from the back of the dryer.

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