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Kenmore dryer won't start

Kenmore model 77832 gas dryer won't start. It was working fine last night but my wife threw a load of clothes in this morning and it just won't go. When I push the start button it makes a buzzing sound like a relay isn't working. I bought it used and I have no wiring diagram. Where do I start?

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  • sthol Nov 22, 2007

    dryer won't start , when i hit the start button the relay justs clicks

  • MikeDryer Apr 22, 2008

    Kenmore 70 series gas dryer) I tested the thermal fuse it's OK. The door switch is OK too. I pushed the start & turned the timer dial and it started once and ran a cycle, but now that wont work either! The timer counts down. When I push the starter button, it makes a noise as if it wants to start, but does not. Can you help?

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    Ihave a model 87870100 door switch is good temp select ok start switch ok timer appears to work but it will not start.

  • furreness May 09, 2009

    Kenmore Electric Dryer
    My dryer won't start. I disconnected the switch and now I hear the motor wanted to start. Can I fix the switch, or do I have to buy a new one? Switch 337351

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Bad thermal fuse

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