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Kenmaore 80 dryer - doesn't work at all - the door light comes on when I oppen the door and turns off when i hit the door close switch. I

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If a dryer is not working at all that's not good! But it doesn't mean you need to go appliance shopping just yet. It may be something very simple like a broken door latch, a bad door switch or even a broken door switch actuator, in a kenmore dryer there is a tab thats sticks out of a hole in the wall that allows the dryer to run only if the door is shut, other models may have button that protrudes out of the dryer and when the door is shut, this allows the dryer to run. These switches go out from time to time, also if a dryer is full of lint build-up over time this will cause the dryer high limit or fuse to blow. The fuse is located near where the blower is in most cases. When the air in the dryer gets way too hot the fuse/hi-limit will blow and the house wont burn down.

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Some dryers that have an interior light that is controled by the door switch, check the light to see if it's burned out, if it's not your door switch may be bad, when you open the door the door switch allows the interior light to come on, when you close the door the door switch shuts the light off, a bad door switch will not allow your dryer to start.

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Got it. It was the door switch. I wrote that it "could suddenly break, I guess" and that's just what happened. The switch is not in the latch; there are no wires in the door. The switch is mounted on the upper right of the door frame. There's a black plastic paddle that closing the door pushes back. Ours broke off (making it harder to see). I'll order a new part, but for now, I taped a piece of plastic to the door that reaches the broken switch.

By the way, if you are new to dryer repair, as I am, you might not know that the top deck is hinged at the back. You have to pry up the front (there are two rubber restraints) after disconnecting the lint trap shaft. The door switch is easily accessible from the top (at the right). Don't forget to turn off the power.

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