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I have kenmore 80 series dryer that will no longer dry what do you suggest? After door closed the start button makes some kind of noise but will not turn or dry.

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It may be you motor reset button and to reset the switch unplug the dryer, remove the power cable and back cover completely. the last two screws hoding back cover are under the top cover which is held on with two screws at the rear. Remove the screws then pull top cover back and then lift it off. Remove last two screws and take off the full back cover . On the front of the motor you should see two white wires going into the safety switch for the belt breaking. Push the button on the left to reset the switch you will here a click noise. hope this helped

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