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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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Hello,

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 off...safety 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.

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

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