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I just purchased a used dryer which was supposed to be in good working order. I get it home and hook it up and push the button to start it and NOTHING happens. The start button feels a little funny, could this be the problem?

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    steve May 11, 2010

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I'd start off by checking the door switch. The dryer door might not be closinjg far enough to trigger the latch. Just with the door open push in the latch and see if the dryer comes on.

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HI! The Push To Start Switch is defective. Click on the following link to order a replacement switch. !http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/Kenmore-Parts/Dryer-Parts/3977456/0026/110/Model-11063952102/0582/0151200?keySuffixId=NA&productTypeId=x&searchModelNumber=11063952102&subCompDesc=Top%20and%20console&brandDesc=KENMORE&modelDesc=ELECTRIC-DRYER&pathTaken=partSearch&blt=11 for only $9.96. If you have a SEARS store closed by, you can get it from them.
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Dec 08, 2010 | Kenmore 63952 Electric Dryer

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Everything on the dryer works fine, it is just that when we push the start button it will not start. Lint trap is clean, door is closed all the way, menu works, the dryer just won't start. HELP!


Same happened to our dryer yesterday. The only problem was the start/stop button was not making contact with the mini-switch. Used some hot glue under the lever that makes contact with the mini-switch. Put it back together and works great again. Saved about $260 on new control panel. Removing the control panel was pretty easy for a DIYer.

Unplug the dryer.

Remove the four screws that hold the panel in place. They will be hidden under caps on the housing, Pull off the panel. Be careful because wires will prevent you from pulling it entirely off but you can pull it from the right corner up and flip it on its back side to expose the back of the panel.

The white wire guard will have to be removed. The wire ties holding the wires to the guard will have to be removed by cutting the ties. Replacement wires ties can be purchased at any home improvement store. Remove the control panel by pushing the plastic clips in that hold it to the housing. There should be 6 and two plastic clips on the right center of the panel. If done right it will easily pull off. If force is needed one or more of the clips have not been disengaged. Do not force it because it is made of plastic and will break.

Once the control panel is removed from its housing, the start/stop button can be identified-last one either on the right or left (can't remember). When the button in the housing is pushed the arm under the button is not making contact with the mini-switch. I added a little hot glue to where the bottom of the button comes in contact with the arm. This will act as a shim and should fix the problem. I removed the arm to add the hot glue. It just pulls out. Reassemble the unit in reverse order. Be sure to reattach the wires to the wire guard so they do not end up getting ripped out by the moving drum.

Taking digital photos as you go will help in putting the control panel back in the housing and knowing where to reattach the wires to the wire guard.

Hope this helps. Good luck,

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the motor is going bad..push in the door switch on the dryer,an it start an spin the drum ,it it works,replace dryer motor,or purchase a new open....turn start button,pusn in door switch,spin drum by hand...all at same time....hope this helps...dryer may run a couple of times...good luck...michael..doctor airr appl.repair...843-384-8474....

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Clothes Dryer won't stay on after switch is depressed.


some of them dryers have a switch other than the push button located behind the console. it also has an identical heat switch beside it. if that holding switch is bad it will not stay running. of the two identical switches the run switch is on the left. good kuck.

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if you push the start and it just humms it is a bad dryer motor to weak to kick on,to confirm this have sombody hold the dryer door button in and turn the drum when you push the start button,if it jump starts you know it's a bad motor-mike

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The dial to the left operates the dryer. Select amount of drying time, push same start button as for washing machine and voila! Also you can go directly from wash mode to dry mode without machine pausing. Select your wash cylcle, your drying time and push start.

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Try to replace the start button,order the part.Could be easier than you think.it will cost you to have it done in home.
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replace motor it would hold a load and is kicking out on over load switch

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