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I have a kenmore model #86863800 which no longer starts when pressing the start button.The timer on the dial still works fine (you can hear it going) but the dryer does not start. The button switch for the door is working fine (you can hear it click when you press it in and release it) The little switch mechanism behind the start button has some browning around the points on the plexiglass cover , but seems to be just fine (no burnt parts etc...) when bypassed by connecting the 2 wires black & white together for an instant , still nothing happens. I have looked at all other connections of wires and can find no burning or scorching visible. To be clear , when the button is pushed or bypassed , NOTHING happens , no buzzing no clicking , just NOTHING.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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ok " the timer has points that act like a switch , they get burt and will not work after a long time

replace time , it's just a plug in unit

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: My non-starting dryer

Make sure you perform all checks with the dryer UNPLUGGED.

Double check the thermal fuse just to be sure. It will be located on the air blower housing and should be a white plastic component with two wires connected to it. It should read a short if good. I could be mistaken, but I believe the drum light will still come on with the thermal fuse blown. If I led you astray in my write up, I do apologize. All dryers are not configured the same.

If the thermal fuse is good, pull the connector from the drive motor and inspect it. I have found where these connectors look like they are tight, but actually aren't, causing the connector and wires to burn. If the connector checks good, you have a couple of options. You could have a defective motor. Take a resistance check across the blue wire and violet wire on the motor. This should be your start winding. Resistance should be between 2.4 to 3.8 ohms. If it reads anything higher than 4 ohms, it's recommended that you replace it. If the motor is okay you may have a defective belt switch and/or centrifugal switch. I'm not sure how your dryer is configured. I will need the COMPLETE model number (located around the door opening) to be sure.

Before I can give you further advice about troubleshooting or replacing parts, I need to be sure of what you find. Please post back and let me know.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana Dryer won't start

Depending on your interpretation of the 'buzzing' sound compared to mine, I'd say it may be a relay chattering or the motor trying to start up but the windings are beginning to fail. You may want to clean the motor housing from dust etc and make sure that you do that with the power disconnected. Also: with no clothes in teh dryer..try rotating it around and feel for any spots in that rotation that may be binding.. if the drum has excessive restriction while rotating.. the motor may not have enough torque to overcome that and just buzz,,, Hope that helps...

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

AlmostBob
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SOURCE: Push to Start switch does not Start Kenmore Elite Dryer Mod # 11065944401

A likely cause is failure of the relay.
the start switch provides a current to energise a relay,
the relay latches open (draws energize current from switched circuit) until current path is broken by the timer or door switches.
if the wires have come off the relay(happens) or the coil of the relay has failed, there will be no start.

With plug pulled
trace the wires from the start switch, to the first device, looks like this 8fc4980.jpgmay be opaque. if any of the wires have come off refit them and retry start.
relay diagram looks like this 5a14628.gif test with meter for conduct between terminals labelled 85 86 (or Coil in other labelling standard),

or take to appliance parts store, can test and provide replacement on site.
Appliance part store will likely provide part labelled whirlpool, not a problem all the small parts are interchangeable

NOTE dryer relay may have up to 8 terminals,
2 for coil
3 (open close common) for each phase

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Kitchen aid electric dryer won't start. The door

change your thermal fuse

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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