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Is there a rest button on a kenmore dryer? I accidentely left some clothes on top of ther dryer while running the dryer and it shut off in mid-cycle. The top of the dryer was very hot, so I thought there might be a built-in safety switch that stopped the dryer in just this case.

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Yes, there are - there are two switches. Thermal fuse and the High Limit switch located behind the back panel. Thermal fuse is a white fuse with two blue wires and the High limit switch is a black cylinder shaped fuse above the heating element. Good Luck...

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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