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It worked yesterday with no problems, I removed clothes from dryer and put in another load, set the settings the timer started ticking, pushed the button and nothing

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  • dqmama Sep 02, 2010

    The belt is on and in place. Model serial # is 96272100 62721 and the serial # is MC4689755

  • dqmama Sep 02, 2010

    It does click when you shut it

  • dqmama Sep 02, 2010

    Already had that part suggested, I took it and the door switch to the parts store had them tested and it was the thermal fuse only, so I bought one and am now n the process of putting it on. Thanks for your time and patience in this matter.



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Welcome to FixYa.

Based on the description you`ve provided I suspect a broken belt...or ar least off of the drum. On most dryers if this occurs there is a safety shut-off in the event the belt breaks or comes off.

If you could provide a model number I could help you further as to what and where to look.

I`ll watch for your reply here.

Macmarkus :)

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  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 02, 2010

    Thanks for providing the model number. The number indicates it is a Kenmore manufactured by Whirlpool.

    So you`ve obviously inspected the unit to some degree as you`ve stated the belt is intact. What about the door switch ?

    If you open the door you should see a small actuater/lever which tells the unit the door is closed. If the switch is faulty or the latch has broken ( as they have been known to do ) this will also manifest in the manner you`ve described.

    When pushing it you should hear a distinctive "click" as it closes and opens upon release.

    It will look like this...part # 691581

    This part activates the door switch as I alluded to and fits over 2517 dryers, within the following brands: Estate, Kenmore, Kenmore Elite, Kitchenaid, Roper, Sears, Whirlpool, Inglis to name a few.

    The switch kit ( which includes the actuator ) will look like this...

    Either is available at most appliance part depots.

    Let me know how you make out and I will reply asap.

    macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 02, 2010

    Hello again,

    Sorry I wasn`t able to reply sooner. So to pick up where you left off, the switch does "click", that typically means it`s good.

    The other possible culprit is at the back of the dryer, the "thermal fuse". You`ll need an ohm-meter to check it or be capable of "jumping" it out ( join the wires together via electrical tape or alligator clamp wire jumper ) for a test.

    **Do not operate the unit like this other than testing purposes, it is there for a reason**

    It is located on the blower/lint screen housing and usually has two blue or brown wires going to it...color won`t matter, just look for the fuse like the image below.

    **again, insure the dryer is unplugged or the breaker turned first**

    It will look like this...

    Let me know what you find.

    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 02, 2010

    Awesome !

    Glad I could help and happy you are confident of the solution.

    Thank you for choosing FixYa. Please take a moment to rate the info and solution provided for you here today.


    Macmarkus :)



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