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Kenmore electric dryer will not stay on. Changed push button and timer switch. It will run for less than a minute and then turn off, after that it won't come on for a while

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When you push start button it starts but wont stay running have to hold start button if we wait a couple hours it will rrestart


possible faults
timer or circuit board
the start button its self
heating element
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that isn't the model number,it will start with 110. or 417.send the full model number and i can look up your dryer,most likely it's the even heat board or the motor relay but without the model number i can't look it up for you,these parts are in the top console,call the parts store give them the model number and they'll give you the right part or send it to me,let me know what you find

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open the door and push on the door switch paddle,if it doesn't click the door switch is broken.when you open the dryer door while it's running the dryer should shut off,if the switch breaks the dryer will either not run or will stay running,if the switch is clicking and is good then you have a broken push to start switch.this is the button you push on to start the dryer,this could break in the on position.let me know what you find

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Kenmore dryer not running


Ticking sound is the timer running--so it is not the problem unless a contact has failed or a wire has come loose.  Broken door switch, thermostat failed in open position, or clogged lint filter/exhaust vent/outlet would keep unit from running.  If you can hear the motor running but the drum is not turning then the drum belt is broken.

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Kenmore Electric dryer runs on cool down forever.


Call the mfr and ask them about it. This problem may be pretty complicated. There may be a problem with your board that tells it to go to cool down. Can you set the timer for 45-60 minutes and it stay on heat for that long?

Feb 11, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Must hold start button to run. no heat


disconnect power and remove lid. Test the door switch w a volt meter do so opening and closing the door not pushing switch if circuit stays open try pushing switch with finger. If pushing closes circuit then adjust switch.If circuit stays open replace switch. If switch operates with no problems then it is the motor. Check all connections and vacuum lint from motor
How old is this dryer?

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Probablyl the timer motor. Synchonosous motors that run these timers have a internal part that insure they always start the same direction.

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