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Dryer does not work there is power to dryer,when i open door lite comes on but the digital display is comepletely blank

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This is too broad a question. Does the dryer light go out when you press the button? It should, but the switch could still be bad. Is the motor receiving power? If yes, replace the motor. Is the belt in place so that the belt switch is working? Test the belt-switch with meter. Lastly, is the main control (logic) board still functioning? Consider this last.

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SOURCE: Dryer won't turn off when door is opened

The problem is the door switch. Order a new switch and replace the old one. Remove the front panel of the dryer and the switch is at the top of the opening held on by two screws and connected by two or three wires.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Dryer will not turn on

If some parts of the dryer works and others don't, then a connection wire is either loose or damaged. You can look up the model of your dryer online and find a wiring guide. Then open up the dryer by taking the front (depending on model) and look for a loose wire or any damage. If the dryer has never worked before, then you may need to rewire the plug, for example, in some older houses the wiring is not grounded and the ground wire needs to be connected with the neutral in order to complete the circuit.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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SOURCE: dryer stpped working

with power disconnected
if any wire disconnected before any test, reconnect & test dryer, reconnect wires after each test
disconnect wires from start button and test, conduct when pushed, no conduct when release
if fail replace start button test dryer
disconnect wires from door switch and test, conduct when pushed, no conduct when release
if fail replace door switch test dryer
follow leads from start button to relay(relay is first device connected to start button), and make sure all wires connected at both ends. If any wires disconnected, test dryer
locate thermostats and thermal fuses on fan housing and ducts
individually disconnect wires from each and test. conduct good, no conduct fail
replace any failed thermal fuse or thermostat test dryer
if all prior test OK
replace relay, test dryer

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore dryer series 70 won't turn on

most of the time it is the door switch that goes bad,also you can check the main fuse inside the dryer on the blower box,and always make sure your dryer vent and wall vent are clear to vent,let me know what you find-mike

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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SOURCE: dryer does not come on. Light comes on when dryer door is opened.

check the door switch-mike

Posted on May 29, 2009

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