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Kenmore 70 series suddenly stopped. Door switch seems to be engaging. Not sure about other switches. Is there a fuse I can check?

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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

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Kenmore 70 series dryer shut off in mid cycle and will not restart when I push the start button. any suggestions?


Hey GOD IS GOOD !!!!
Electric dryer no start does nothing

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.

CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.

If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.

Lastly check ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTRP6kHqAFs

Sep 14, 2014 | Dryers

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Where can i find the door switch on the kenmore 70 series dryer


the door switch is located inside the door on top left or top right of the dryer, if it is one of the newer 70 series dryer it will be on the inside bottom towards the middle

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Kenmore Washer 70 series Model #110.22722100 won't spin


Check door switch: If the lid switch is bad it will not drain or spin. Try this test: With lid open let it finish wash cycle. Press lid switch down with screwdriver. Washer should begin draining. Release switch. Motor should stop. Press switch a second time. Washer should start spinning as it continues to drain. If motor doesn't come on while lid switch is pressed, replace the switch. OR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q942xn_2VXY
Click if helped.

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My Kenmore 70 series won't turn on. It was working fine 2 days ago. I checked the breaker box and everything seems to be ok. Everything else in the house is working. Now it's full of wet sheets and it...


check the door switch,if not that check the main fuse,unplug,remove the back and look down and to your right you will see a small white fuse,check that if you have a meter-mike

Feb 10, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer( electric ) will not turn on.Kenmore 70 series.


check the door switch inside the door,also there is a main fuse behind the back panel it might have blown-mike

Jun 28, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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My Kenmore 90 series just quit.


Check the following areas to address this issue.


1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

4. Timer/control
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

Jun 17, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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My kenmore 70 stop working wont enen start


Check the following to address this issue.


1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.

Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

Jun 11, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Kenmore 70 series stopped in middle of drying and won't work now


If your dryer is not getting power there are some things that can cause this problem,
No house power supply going to the dryer,it could be a tripped breaker or blown fuse depending on which kind of electrical panel you have.
A bad or defective door switch, if the door switch does'nt work the dryer will not run.
The power cord connected to the dryer could have a Broken or burned connection at the dryers teriminal block.
If the thermal fuse is blown the dryer will not dry or it may not work at all.
If the timer is bad you might have to call a appliance repair man.


Mar 26, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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My kenmore 1110.66752501 70 series will not turn on at all.


If you have checked the power ,now check the thermal fuse which is behind the back panel white and about 1 and a half inches with two terminals but check the door switch first .

Dec 13, 2008 | Kenmore Dryers

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Kenmore dryer series 70 won't turn on


most of the time it is the door switch that goes bad,also you can check the main fuse inside the dryer on the blower box,and always make sure your dryer vent and wall vent are clear to vent,let me know what you find-mike

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