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Kenmore drier drier will not operate, voltage is good,door switch is good timer motor is good,push to start switch is good, don't know where to turn now

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Re: kenmore drier

Remove back panel.
Find white hi-limit fuse located near center on blower housing. Remove 2 wires and tape them together. Try now. If it starts, replace hi-limit. DO-NOT RUN DRYER WITH UNIT BYPASSED!! This is for testing only. You need to clean vent and remove four screws holding filter housing at lower left. Pull housing out at bottom. Reach up inside and remove lint. Re-assemble unit and test with new hi-limit fuse.

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My drier powers up and everything but the timer is lit. and the drier wont start

Electric dryer no start does nothing

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.


NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.

If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.

Lastly check ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad.





May 19, 2015 | Dryers

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I have a Sears Kenmore elite model# 11072942100 that will not always stay running when pushing the start button, however if I hold down the start button and then turn the dial it will eventually stay

Good call on the timer switch. If the teeth have worn at the start position, starting would be delayed until the timer is rotated beyond the worn area. The normal operation of the start button is that it should to be pushed in and held for a second, to prevent inadvertent starts.The problem could be related to the door latch. The door safety switch will make intermittent contact if the door is not completely latched. If the door has become misaligned from downward pressure, it may not be drawing the door in enough to push in the switch. First check the alignment of the door. If the door is low, try bending the hinges back up. Open the door just enough to get your fingers inside the bottom of the door and slowly pull up. If the door is better aligned it may push the switch in better. Close the door and try the dryer.Next try holding the door in with one hand and pressing the start button. If the dryer starts every time while pushing the door in, then the latch is worn and should be replaced. I hope this solves the problem.
Good luck

Nov 29, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer has no power will not turn on

Is door shut good ? Check door switch push it in and see if you can hear it click. Check power at outlet then where it goes into the dryer. Check start switch and voltage coming out of the timer. Check voltage to motor. If voltage to motor you will need a motor.

Nov 11, 2013 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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I have a kenmore 600 drier. It will not start. I checked the door switch and it clicks and turns the light off when pushed. I can here a click in the timer when I push the start button.


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Aug 22, 2011 | Kenmore 600 7962 Dryer

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Push button to start but it does not turn on. only a small noise and then fails to start.

I would take off the back cover or open it up, close the door, then use insulated tool to make across wire terminals. Just tap across the wires if the drier starts its the switch. If not check the drier door switch to make sure it is passing power to the push button switch. Let me know and good luck


Feb 07, 2011 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Dryer does not turn on? voltage good to dryer,push

here are some other problems/causes as to why a dryer won't start, Tim :

Nov 21, 2010 | Kenmore 64902 Electric Dryer

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I have a MEDC400VWG drier.Woked fine yesterday. Put clothes in it today. Pushed start button. nothing happened. Smelled somthing getting hot. opened drier. Heating coils lit up. (with door open). Turned...

Sounds as if the motor centrifugal switch is stuck. Check to see if lint built up around switch or centrifugal mechanism on motor shaft. Rap switch with the handle of a screw driver hard but don't break it .

Nov 01, 2010 | Maytag PYE3300 Dryer

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I have an older kenmore gas dyer. as soon as the door is shut it starts running with out pushing the start button, and it doesn't shut off till you open the door . is it the start switch or the timer that...

Good day,
It could be either the push to start switch, or the centrifugal switch on the motor. You would need an ohm meter to check the push to start.
The way the system works, is the power goes first to the door switch, and then the timer.
If the timer is in the on position, it sends power out on TWO wires.
One goes to the push to start switch, which in turn goes to the motor, bypassing the centrifugal switch.
The other power wire goes to the centrifugal switch, and thru it to the same place on the motor, but only if the motor is already up to speed.
That's why it under normal conditions it will continue to run when you release the start switch.
Hope that helps.

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Jan 27, 2010 | Dryers

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Dryer will not turn on although the timer is working

IF your hearig a click when you push the start button then the button and relay are good check the saftey switch on the door to see if it has come loose and follen down or moved back if the switch is not pressed the motor will not work also I have seen the switches go bad you need to unplug the dryer and cross the too wires togeather plug the dryer back in and press the start button if she starts order a new swith. The motor could also be bad you nees to remove the back cover and check to see when the button is pressed if you are getting the correct voltage you will need a volt meter to check this they cost around 10- 20 bucks if you have correct voltage from the wires and the conections to the motor are ok the motor is no good and needs to be replaced hope this helps...

Jul 07, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer wont start. starter switch is new and timer will run when the door is closed

HI. if the timer is running, and the wiring harness is in good condition, this will confirm motor failure. I would advise to test the operational value of the door switch as well but if the door switch is working, this will only lead to motor failure.

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