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Kenmore Elite gas dryer, 10 years old. Even though door closes easily and securely, the light stays on and the dryer will not run. Despite simple efforts to make sure that the door is secure and all apparent contacts are made, I have to unplug the dryer to turn off the light. The touch controls work, in that they light up, but they will not run while the light is on.

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The door switch has broken...

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Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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