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My Kenmore 800 series dryer won't start when i push the start button. It does start to spin but stops after i release the start button. Any ideas what the problem might be??

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This dryer has a broken belt switch. If the drum turns then the belt is not broken but the broken belt switch could be. The start switch itself could be the problem. This video shows how to get into your machine:

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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    Dan Webster Sep 02, 2010

    If the belt is ok I suspect it would be easier to replace the start switch first. It is so easy to do . remove the knob by pulling it straight off. Then lift the locking tab and give the switch a slight twist. It comes right out. Their aare 4 wires 2 small ones and 2 large ones. You can't mix em up or connect em wrong.



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Hello, I just repaired the exact same problem a few days ago. The problem is either your even heat board or the motor relay. There are two pink wires with black tracer on the motor relay on the right side. You should be getting a reading of 48 VDC when the push-to- start button is pushed. If you don't get 48 VDC, then you need to change out the even heat board. Hope this helps! Chances are, it's just the motor relay and should cost you under $20 to fix. If you have a technician look at it, then he should charge you under $100. Thank you.

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