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Dryer Won't Start

This morning, the dryer turned on with no problem and I left it to do its thing. I returned about 15 minutes later and the dryer had stopped after about ten minutes. I tried to restart it, but no luck. When I push the 'Start' button, I hear a momentary shifting sound from behind the front panel, but nothing else. After work, I'll check the circuit box to see if the breaker popped, but, with hearing that sound, I'm thinking the dryer is getting power - unless that's just some sort of mechanical action caused by pushing the 'Start' button. Any ideas?

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    Cam Kirmser Nov 10, 2014

    The dryer is a Kenmore Limited Edition, about 10 years old. I had added the name to the form when I filled out the question, but it doesn't seem to have made it to the forum.

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Cam,
One thing you can check on if the circuit breaker is okay is to see if the drum turns freely. If the belt is still intact, you should have some resistance to turning the drum by hand. Many dryers have a safety in them that if the belt breaks the dryer will stop and not restart until the belt has been replaced. Hope this helps!

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer Model 66801692

at leas 15 yrs old??? think it's done its time, its a great machine andwould reccomend replacing with a whirlpool/kenmore unit again.no tworth servicing in my opinion, average call here in new york 150-225, anbd those are for simple issues. id rather put money into new unit! bit be sure to check your venting id say 85% of dryers taking too long to dry are vent related issues

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Depending on the make of dryer,there are several possibile reasons for this.
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