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Not Working When I close the door and turn on our kenmore 80 series dryer it does not come on

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  • adallas Oct 16, 2008

    Dryer acts like its not getting electricity, so we stuck a tester in the 220V outlet. Not easy to do, but that proves the problem is with the dryer. Door switch could suddenly break, I guess, but it's not jammed or anything. We have a houseful of "amateur" launderers who, like all teenagers, slam things around. I'm assuming that the switch is connected to the latch--that there are wires in the door--since I don't see any other switch.



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Got it. It was the door switch. I wrote that it "could suddenly break, I guess" and that's just what happened. The switch is not in the latch; there are no wires in the door. The switch is mounted on the upper right of the door frame. There's a black plastic paddle that closing the door pushes back. Ours broke off (making it harder to see). I'll order a new part, but for now, I taped a piece of plastic to the door that reaches the broken switch.

By the way, if you are new to dryer repair, as I am, you might not know that the top deck is hinged at the back. You have to pry up the front (there are two rubber restraints) after disconnecting the lint trap shaft. The door switch is easily accessible from the top (at the right). Don't forget to turn off the power.

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Door switch or fuse.eire bye

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