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Hi I have kenmore elite dryer, model 110.85091400, it was working just fine Yesterday I opened the door to add a sock in it , I thought I pressed pause before opening, shut door and pressed start. It beeped 3 times and won't turn back on. We've tried unplugging to reset but it just keeps beeping and won't turn on. Can u help me?

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SOURCE: I have a kenmore elite smartheat quietpak 9 model#

I know it might be coming too late for you...but at least it may help others. I`ve just fixed the problem myself. First you didnt mention if the inside light turns on n off with the closing of door. Mine was burned so I replaced it to find that it was always on. so I figured it had to be the door switch. I called Sears n the part was more expensive there $52 cad but they had it in stock.So I unplugged the Dryer n turned the breaker off. ( as an amateur , one should b xtra careful...)unscrewed the 3 back screws, the few screws holding the pieces of metal under the top enamel cover, gently pulled up the control panel enough so I could reach the plastic connector that links the interior wires to the door switch n pulled the defective part out n gently inserted the new one in as I didnt take the whole front apart I did need a hanger wire to grab the wire from the top. Obviously u could take the front of the dryer off but I could easily see the wires n picked it up on the first try,the whole process took me 10 min max n it works. Oh yes! I did remove the very bottom front part ( 2 screws) only to find a manual in there it will tell u how to test the dryer n get a error code back ( in a nut shell u press more time less time more time less time within 5 seconds while the dryer is off (no lights) n in the manual it gives u the meaning of error code...Good luck to all!

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