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Kenmore Elite Smartheat He5 front load dryer will not run more than 1 min, stops & turns off. Any ideas?? (Lint cleaned out, does not work regardless how much or how little is in dryer)

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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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