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Kenmore 86870100 dryer

My mother has the dryer mentioned. She said that she pulled door open and it stopped working. I WILL NOT START BY PUSHING THE START STOP BUTTON. I do have power to the unit. The timer seems to be working and I have power to the on and off switch. It appears that there ia some smokiness to the on/off switch. after disconnecting wires to the switch, it can not be jumped out. I have 120 volts to the switch. arom this point, can you assist me in what direction to go?

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Sounds like the push to start switch has gone bad. Not to expensive to fix, and pretty easy to do as well. You can remove the rear of the console, remove the push to start switch (lift the tab, then turn to unlock) and replace. Be sure to mark your wires so they go back in the right order. Jim

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Push to Start switch does not Start Kenmore Elite Dryer Mod # 11065944401

A likely cause is failure of the relay.
the start switch provides a current to energise a relay,
the relay latches open (draws energize current from switched circuit) until current path is broken by the timer or door switches.
if the wires have come off the relay(happens) or the coil of the relay has failed, there will be no start.

With plug pulled
trace the wires from the start switch, to the first device, looks like this 8fc4980.jpgmay be opaque. if any of the wires have come off refit them and retry start.
relay diagram looks like this 5a14628.gif test with meter for conduct between terminals labelled 85 86 (or Coil in other labelling standard),

or take to appliance parts store, can test and provide replacement on site.
Appliance part store will likely provide part labelled whirlpool, not a problem all the small parts are interchangeable

NOTE dryer relay may have up to 8 terminals,
2 for coil
3 (open close common) for each phase

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Timer runs continuously - Does not stop at all

There should be a timer motor on the timer. That is most likely burnt out and will cause the timer to not shut down. Just replace the timer and that will solve the problem

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer stop running when release the start button

I have whirlpool dryer, when i push the start button it will start but only stay on for part of the drying time. no the start button make noise when push and after keep trying it stop.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series electric dryer will not start even though the door switch switch appears functional and power is getting to the timer.

Easy fix. I had the same problem on mine. You need access to the back. Remove back cover. Look at bottom left, you will see two blue wires going to a white plastic item next to one of the thermal sensors. This white plastic piece is a fuse, or fusible link if you like. I'm not sure what the rating is, but you can take the old one to a parts store. They can match it. Now, why did it blow? Well, if the dryer is old, it could be just worn out. But more than likely, one of your 230 volt lines has degraded due to a bad connection, thus drawing more amps, thus blowing the fuse. Look at where the power cord comes in at. Is there any discoloration or oxidation at the terminals? If so, replace the power cord at this time, and try to clean up the terminals as best you can. Also, at this time, you probably better take a look at the lint collector duct running along the left side down the back. It's probably so clogged with lint that your dryer does't dry as fast anymore, and air flow from the exhaust is restricted. Take the duct off and clean it out, or blow it out with compressed air. You should be up and running now. Have fun...

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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