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Dryer will not start have replaced the heating element, door switch and on switch

My Kenmore dryer model 110.66712692 will not start. My husband has replaced the heating element, the door switch and the on switch. The light comes on in the dryer but it will not turn on. When he turns on/off the power on the electrity power box you can hear a popping sound coming from the dryer cord that is plugged into the outlet. Do we need to replace the dryer cord?

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Verify 220 volts at;
    1. the dryer power outlet box.
    2. the terminal block at the back of the dryer.


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Hi, i recommend inspecting the terminal block that the power cord is connect to on the back side of the dryer. this terminal block may be faulty or, the cord could be lose and not connected properly.kindly, inspect this device that is located on the back side of the dryer for lose connections. if the termainakl block is in good conditon and, the power cord is screwed on tight, thsi iwll confirm timer fialuer.

replace the timer in this case.

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If you are in any way unsure of your ability to follow the advice then call a qualified electrician or service person.
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