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My dryer door pops open and the dryer shuts off seconds after I start it

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It may be the latch has came loose and is out of adjustment.

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Door will not stay shut...........simply pops open after 10 or 15 seconds. No visible damage. No debris along the door pathway. Perhaps a new plastic latch. The old one looks fine.


You just need to replace the catch and the strike it is easy to install.
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Dec 03, 2010 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Kenmore dryer 11070882990 dryer runs for 3-5 minutes and shuts off


is the door popping open? check your door switch and actuator.
When you press the start button is there a delay/hum sound before it start. if yes it is a bad motor
can you start the unit back up after it dies or does it take a minute?

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My duet dryer's door will pop while drying and then the door is not shut tightly. The door never completely opens just not shut tight and the light comes on in it. When this happens the dryer quits, and...


We had the same problem and surprised how rampant the issue was after referring to the internet reviews / troubleshooting, etc. The problem started after about 6 months and the solution came to me after much "headaching" over the problem. There were no 'codes' coming up just the door popping open during the cycle. I purchased a (2) twenty pack of 1/2" diamerter x 1/16" thick N42 Neo Earth Magnets and placed them along the top edge and bottom edge of the dryer opening. Instant fix in less than a minute. The thickness does not interfere with the door opening and the strength of the magnets is obvious. Hope this helps. Fix was less than $10 bucks and no service man, etc.

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The dryer door always pops open stopping the dryer... how do I make it stay shut so the clothes will get dry without having to close the door every other minute?


Try putting less of a load in dryer. The weight of the clothes riding against the door, may be the reason why it pops open.

Apr 05, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

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Suddenly stopped working will not start at all any setting


assuming that the circuit breaker or fuse is not blown, this is most likely caused by the door switch. if the door is not closed, the dryer will not turn on, period. you will have to try to jump over the 'possibly bad' switch. first, shut off the breaker. second, wrap a putty knife with masking tape to prevent scratching up the dryer. then, use it to pop open the plastic catch on each front corner. take your time and look inside the small gap with a flashlight to help figure it out. after you have the top of the dryer safely tilted back, look for 2 wires running to the door. they will plug into a switch that is flipped when you close the door completely. you know what i mean, it probably used to click when you shut the door. unplug these wires from either side of the switch. use a piece of wire to connect them or just tape the metal ends together. this will bypass the door switch. make sure all metal parts of the wires are covered to prevent a short on the metal walls. be sure the now loose wires will not get caught on anything, like a rotating drum. close the lid most of the way. turn on the breaker and try to operate the dryer. if it now works, replace the door switch. be careful, opening the door will not shut off the dryer now. good luck

Nov 02, 2009 | Kenmore 62802 Electric Dryer

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Dryer doesn't stop when the door is opened


it sounds like your door switch is stuck. you can replace it yourself. first, shut off the breaker. second, wrap a putty knife with masking tape to prevent scratching up the dryer. then, use it to pop open the plastic catch on each front corner. take your time and look inside the small gap with a flashlight to help figure it out. after you have the top of the dryer safely tilted back, look for 2 wires running to the door. they will plug into a switch that is flipped when you close the door completely. you know what i mean, it probably used to click when you shut the door. unplug these wires from either side of the switch. remove the switch and replace it. hook up your wires. close the top and you should be good to go. good luck

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Dryer door opens by itself after a few seconds


If you are drying very large loads the door could be popping open from weight against it, not the most likely source of problem. Most likely latch is getting worn out and needs replaced.

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Dryer stays on for 3 secs and turns off; sometimes won't turn on at all.


sometimes the movement will cause the door to open, thus shutting off the dryer. Does the door shut tight when you close it? there is a little clip that if broken, the door will pop open easily. After it shuts off is it easy to start again?

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