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Dryer won't start

Purchased a kenmore elite he 4t front load dryer. it won't start.  it gave me a biot of trouble this morning and only wanted to start in normal cycle.  i had to hold the button down for about 15 seconds to get it to respond.  I was able to adjust the time of the load but no other button would respond.  not it is not starting at all.  it must know that the warranty just expired!

I checked the circuit breaker--unplugged the unit for 2 minutes (thought that it might reset like some other electronics with a computer-brain--nothing seems to work

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Wiggle, jiggle and tap the damp dry button.  It gets stuck and the whole machine shuts down.  Tap the normal cycle or what ever setting you want inbetween and it will turn back on.  Mine did this and I paid for a service call $113. for him to clean the damp dry button with rubbing alcohol.  It has been stuck since.

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Re: dryer won't start

It sounds like you do need either the main computer or the the console electronics. Sorry there is no other reset of any type.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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