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How do you get a push knob off the push to start switch. this is on a kenmore dryer. I believe the switch in back is bad and i want to take it off. thanks

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How to access the start switch on a Kenmore 70 series dryer


The start switch on a Kenmore 70 series dryer sits directly behind the button you push in to start the dryer cycle, and it can occasionally go bad. Accessing this switch for repair or replacement is relatively simple; just follow the steps below. (These instructions were written specifically for the Kenmore 73742 heavy duty dryer, but they should apply to all of the dryers in the Kenmore 70 series.)

1. Unplug the dryer from the wall outlet.

2. Pull the dryer away from the wall so you have enough room to get to the rear side of the dryer.

3. Remove the rear access panel. This panel sits horizontally along the upper rear side of the dryer, and it is held in by six slotted screws. Put the screws aside, but do not lose them.

4. The start switch is located on the far left side (as you are looking at the rear of the dryer). It is a small black box with wires coming off of it. Disconnect these wires, but note which wire connects to which terminal for when you reattach them.

To remove the switch and button assembly as one piece, you'll first need to remove the knob from the front of the dryer. You should be able to pull the knob straight off, but if it's tight a pair of pliers might help. The round white plastic piece might come off with the knob; put it somewhere safe so you don't lose it. Then go back to the rear of the dryer and pull the black plastic tab (sticking vertically away from the switch) toward you to release it, and rotate the assembly clockwise until it pulls free from the panel.

To remove the switch from the button and housing, use a small flathead screwdriver to pry the switch up. Two of the four sides are tabbed; pry these two sides up to release the switch. There is a spring that sits behind the start button -- be sure not to lose this spring.

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Kenmore Dryer 70 series is about 3-4 years old. It will not start when you push on the "on" knob.


check the safety switch in the door first , then the start button switch, you can do this by jumpering the switches one at a time to find the bad one

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Kenmore Series 80 electric dryer will turn itself back on after shutting off. I believe I can hear the timer continue to run after it shuts off.


if the timer pointer continues to travel around on to the next cycle all by itself after it has reached the end of a cycle you definitely have a problem with the timer. now however if it does that "and" starts to run on its own you also have a bad push to start switch as well.
good luck, have fun.

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How do you turn off the dryer signal on kenmore 70 series dryer


On a 70 series dryer, the knob on the far right of the panel controls the signal. You can turn it left or right to set the signal to "On" or "Off."

If you've set it to Off and the signal still comes on, that switch that sits behind the knob is bad. It's the same switch that controls when the dryer starts. You can either try to repair it (by bending the contacts back into their original alignment) or replace it. A new switch is less than $10, and you can get one many places online, including from PartSelect.com:

http://www.partselect.com/PartDetail.aspx?inventory=345390&SourceCode=3

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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...

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The timer is bad. It is located behind the knobs and can be replaced really easily. The price for a new timer is about 35 dollars. If this helped please rate

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Kenmore gas dryer won't start.


Hi!!1 You have a shorted thermal fuze on the dryer..The thermal fuze is located in the back of the dryer its white and oval with 2 wire leads..replace it and you should be fine..good luck..

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My Push Start Relay or Control Knob is not starting the Dryer


is this the even heat model? if it is you need a new control board on the back of the timer area and might as well buy a couple relays the black ones with 4 wires in them. one is for the pts and the other is a heater relay both are the same part

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