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Dryer won't start

I have a Kenmore Elite HE4 Smartheat Quietpak9 and it won't start. I dried one load and went to put another in and something flashed. Could it have been the bulb or is something else wrong? Panel still lights up but when I push start it beeps three times and nothing. What do I need to do? I also can't find my manual to clean the lint ducts. Please Help!!!

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    our Kenmore Dryer makes a noise when you push the start button, but the drum will not turn... Have checked the belt and it is on tight. The drum is a little hard to turn when you manually try to turn it.

  • Smitty123 Dec 21, 2007

    Did a load of laundry and after putting in another one, dryer would not start. Light is on inside and switch works (can hear the timer clicking when I engage the door switch) but drum will not turn. What's the deal?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    The lint light comes on. take it out clean put back and light goes off. Hit the start button makes a click noise and nothing happens. is there something i can reset so it will work

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Flame lights up but only burns for about 10 seconds, then shuts off

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Manual might be available on line type in your make and full model. Could well be the bulb that blew. Sounds like the door switch thou i see by other postings some times the filters can cause a similer problem
GUEST. 1. start switch is faulty...oops is it eletronic?it so disregard that. 2 drum is to tight 3 motor or switch on motor faulty
smitty123. Will drum turn by hand??? Can you hear the motor hum when you close the door???

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  • mydime Aug 02, 2011

    I found a copy of the tech specs for the HE4. Our control panel lights up, and does everything including count down and turn off, but motor will not turn. Ran through diagnostics listed, but don't have info for software codes (mine said "08" after I pressed "more time", "less time", "more time", "less time" within 5 secs, and then pressed "Start". Appears the thermal fuse is blown. UNPLUG UNIT, then access thermal fuse through front bottom panel, under the drum. If you look through open space, right bottom corner, you'll find it to your left, not far from the front. The white thermal fuse is left, and thermistor is right - both have two wires. Accessing to unscrew and remove is not easy, but do-able with a mini hex ratchet. Online, part runs about $15. Humidity seems to be the culprit for most of the posts I'm seeing re: issues with this model and similar. Mine had plenty of lint, too, so maybe a combination of both? Good luck with yours!

  • mydime Aug 02, 2011

    oh...and ours is electric.

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Huuum,at your service!

With an error code.
This can reset the system.
First unplug the washer and wait a 5 minutes then restart it.
It's like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
Usually it corrects some error problems.
if they are not serious, or they are a temp glitch!




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