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Dryer Won't Start

Kenmore 90 Series, Model # 97591220.. Turn Timer Hear ticking sound, push start nothing happens, Took off kick plate and cleared all lint, took off flex vent seems to be clear, reset breaker, tried different outlet, if you turn timer to off hear a loud click (like start button resetting for next use), turn timer again, hear ticking, push in start get click but nothing. Set timer and it will run out (as if dryer was working) Dryer is probably about 10yrs old (came with house) would like to fix if anyone has idea's. Please help

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  • twawrzyniak May 28, 2009

    tried that, door switch is good, tested thermal fuse with ohm meter, all contacts seem good and clear, no wires burnt, i have no idea, it looks like there should be nopthing wrong with it, but it still will not fire, could it be a bad timer box??? sat and just held down start and spun the timer box back and forth until i got mad, then it started working. turned the box to off opend the door to make surew it was getting warm, it was, turned the timer back on and now nothing again, now it wont start. Any other thoughts?

  • twawrzyniak May 28, 2009

    afraid you were going to say that. Any idea where i could get a replacement? or would i be better off buying a new dryer. Is this something i could take apart a look at?

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Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch. A little lever sticking down through top right of door opening. If it is not there you will need new door switch(sometimes the little lever breaks off). If it is there and does not click when you press it in you need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece with 2 wires attached.

Door switch part number 3406109
Thermal fuse part number 3392519

Posted on May 27, 2009

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    shinn8 May 28, 2009

    That Sounds like a short in the timer. That is very rare for one to do that but from what you describe thats the problem

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    shinn8 May 29, 2009

    You can check on Appliance Parts Pros website
    www.appliancepartspros.com

    Get a price on it and determine if you want to spend that much on it.
    They are fairly expensive


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