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Kenmore dryer, 18 years old won't turn on all knobs ok plugged in breaker on door closed what else can I do or check

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Using a resistance meter, check the resistance of the motor that turns the dryer. If it short circuit (0 ohms) or open circuit (50ohms or greater) then you'll need a new motor.

There may also be a open circuit to the motor than inhibits it from functioning correctly.

An appliance serviceperson should be able to troubleshoot the motor and any other circuit faults. Perhaps a new (or slightly used) dryer is the cheapest solution.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
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Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

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3. Thermal fuse
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Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

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