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I have a Kenmore Elite HE4 dryer that has the 4E code... from everything i can tell the door is closing properly... however the light in the dryer stays on when the door is closed.... There is a "button/switch" that the door presses on when the door closes...i believe that the light in the dryer should go off when i press this with my finger is that correct? It does not what do i do?

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The door switch is definitely bad as indicated by not turning off of the drum light when the door is closed or when the switch is pushed. This means the neutral feed line to the electronic control and the motor is not activated causing the dryer not to run. Replace the door switch to address the issue and put the dryer back into normal operation. Please indicate the exact model number for accurate replacement procedure and exact replacement part numbers. You don't have to accept or reject and rate this post to add information or post your comments and follow-up questions. Disconnect power to the dryer prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock.

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