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Dryer won't start; light stays on whether door is open or closed.

When I push the START button, nothing happens. Silence. But I know the dryer has power, because the light stays on whether door is open or closed.

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    Joe Marquardt May 11, 2010

    The light staying on indicates that the door interlock switch is not operating. It could be from the tab not pushing the switch tab or it could be a faulty switch. More info would help. Brand, Model, Gas or electric?

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Sounds like the door switch is not functioning or shorted......in other words the dryer thinks the door is open so it won't turn on.

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