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Kenmore Dryer doesn't stay on. After sitting for awhile, it turns off 15-30 seconds after starting. If I then immediately re-try, it turns off once I let go of the starter button. What part should I replace? kenmore dryer model number 110.66662500

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  • eddie smith Apr 30, 2010

    Thanks for the info. Well, it depends on the parts involved. If the ignition part is cheap ($15 or less) on ebay, I'll just buy it and see if it fixes it. I'm ready to buy the thermostat too and just replace that since I found it on ebay for less than $9 including shipping. If I pay the costs of hiring help, I may as well get a new dryer. (To just look at it, it costs $90. Add in parts and labor you're at least around $200. My dryer is old and basic so that's fast approaching replacement cost...)

    So, what is the part that does ignition called, so I can search for it?

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Sounds like the ignition is not firing. A dryer is pretty simple but not so simple that I would just start guessing at parts. Can you find the electrical schematic? Can you trace the circuit? You may have to hire someone to troubleshoot it and tell you what is wrong then you can change the part.

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