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Kenmore 70 series model # 96573220

Buzzer won't stop after clothing cycle and the start button won't start the dryer, the only way to stop the buzzer is to open the door

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  • long08 Apr 21, 2008

    My dryer (Kenmore 70) won't stop... will run through cycles none stop if dryer door is shut, clothes do dry

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Brand new Whirlpool dryer (installed today) WED4800BQ model. Buzzer doesn't sound.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    buzzer won't stop buzzing sometimes

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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

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1st time to your site and was thrilled to see some one had the exact problem with a suggested solution. Hopefully, hubby can fix it.

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