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Dryer does not want to start. I Have checked all fuses continutity present. I replaced the timer, still no start. The door light stays on. I can not find a door switch. I have a whirpool dryer mod # LER 8648PG0

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  • jorge9053 May 07, 2010

    Found it. The switch seems to work okay.
    The door is just not making contact.
    I put tape to hold it down and presto.
    The dryer is working. Thanks for your assistance.

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Good day,
If the light is staying on when it should not, then it or it's activator is bad.
The door switch could well be the whole problem.
Remove the lint filter, the 2 screws under it, then with a screw driver, pop up the front of the lid.
You should have no problem seeing the switch, and how it's mounted.
It is mounted on the front panel.

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