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I have an old kenmore electric dryer Model # 110.86872100 that wont start after i caught an article of clothing on the door switch (?)I am assuming thats what it is- as it is the prong in the front of the door. It is not loose now though--so I dont know what is the problem? I turned it on but then it stopped and when i opened the door thats what i found. I untangled the clothing and closed the door but it now will not start. I also checked the hot box for a flipped switch but it did not flip. PLEASE can you help me? There is NO way I can call a repariman. I fixed the washer dogs on my old Kenmore washer after research a few years back so im hoping I can do this as well! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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At this link above you will find service manual for your unit. Simply use the troubleshooting steps and you should be able to sort it out.
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/dryergoe.php
This link above will assist you with troubleshooting your unit.
I would assume your door switch, is faulty, again use the troubleshooting manual to isolate it.

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