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When control is pushed to start ---the sensor light comes on and dryer won't start

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Kenmore elec dryer #417.88042700 will not start all timed lights come an stay on put dryer will not start


Hello! From the symptom you describe, a few things need to be checked. Have you had a power outage within the last 3-4 weeks? They are NOTORIOUS for damaging circuit boards in washers, dryers, dishwashers, and microwave ovens. First, check the start button--this dryer uses a button/spring assembly that presses a button on the main control panel. It can break causing the button to be pushed in but not actually press the button on the control board(diagram# 11, pic 7). Second, make sure the door switch (diagram#26, pic 4) is working by opening the dryer door and pushing the button in. The light should turn off. Then, holding the button in, push the start button and see if the dryer runs. Third, grasp the dryer drum inside by holding onto one of the paddles that push the clothes around. Slowly push/spin the drum back and forth. You should feel some resistance from the dryer belt spinning the blower fan and motor. If the drum feels "loose" and moves very freely, the belt might have broken or slipped off the idler pulley(spring-tensioned pulley that keeps the belt tight on the drum). There is a safety switch mounted on the motor that opens should the belt break or come off. The dryer will act normally but will not start at all because the blower won't be able to push cooling air through the unit. The following must be done with the **power removed** At this point, if you are hesitant about performing any of the following troubleshooting steps, CALL FOR SERVICE! You will need a voltage/ohm meter and have to open up the top cover of the dryer to access the safety thermostat mounted at the top of the heater assembly at the rear of the dryer(diagram#33, pic 6). Disconnect one of the wires and check across the thermostat(temperature activated safety fuse) with the meter set to ohms or continuity. If the thermostat is good, you will read almost zero ohms of resistance or the meter will beep on continuity telling you that the fuse is still intact. You can also absolutely verify that the dryer belt is indeed still tightly pulled around the drum and not broken. To access the control thermistor which is mounted on the blower housing at the bottom front of the dryer, the entire front panel must be removed(Or, you can check the wires at the main control board--blue and blue/white stripe.) To check this sensor, remove one of the wires and having the meter set to ohms, verify that the resistance is correct(see schematic diagram, pic 1) for specifications of this sensor. There is a blue wire and a blue wire with a white stripe attached to it. If all the preceding checks are ok, the problem is most likely a defective main control board. NOTE: YouTube has a lot of great videos showing disassembly techniques. Use the model number for your dryer as a reference and check for vids there. I hope I helped you!
PART NUMBERS
SAFETY THERMOSTAT--3204267(diagram# 33, pic 6)
CONTROL THERMISTOR--134587700(diagram# 15, pic 3)
DOOR SWITCH--131843101(diagram# 26, pic 4)
DRYER BELT--134503600
MAIN CONTROL BOARD--134484201(diagram# 1, pic 7)
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Whirlpool Cabrio dryer won't start - the sensing light stays on


An EXTREMELY helpful technical guide is folded inside the console housing.
WARNING: It is for appliance techs, DO NOT do the voltage/resistance checks if you are not well-versed in troubleshooting appliances! BUT, it does include putting the dryer in diagnostics mode and checking the sensors.
Post back any error codes you may get.

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Kenmore 600 series dryer won't start. Interior light comes on


Strong possibility your dryer fuse has melted due to a lint buildup in the filter chute of your dryer. Check out my photos of a dryer tuneup I did last summer. ROPER DRYER TUNE UP

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Our Whirlpool Cabrio Elecetric dryer will not start. Model is WED6200SW1. We had just finsihed drying a load and put a 2nd load in, but it won't start. All the light come on. Could it be a sensor...


it could be that or it could be the start button, you can check the button by adding a jumper in the wires that go to it,, this should be done as a check and not left that way,, for safety

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Bosch dryer lint sensor light comes on; at start up and wont start cycle with the push of the start button. Cleaned entire dryer still have an error code when turned on and dryer still won?t start. Q,...


Well the 2 sensors located in the front sheild. One is a hi limit which has 2 seperate wires is a one time blow fuse type rated at 194F. The other is an actual sensor with a 10K rating at 77F. There is another sensor located on the front of the heater housing which has the same 10k at 77F. These 2 sensors measure air flow. After reassembly try unplugging to reset control.

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Whirlpool dryer LGR7646EQ3. Burner lights before pushing start.


The heat is regulated with a Klixon mounted next to the blower housing near the vent pipe so it can judge the temperature of the air coming out of the drum.Right next to it is a melting type fuse. If the dryer runs and gets too hot the fuse will melt.But the dryer will still run. So if the fuse is good(continuity) and the dryer control(cycle) thermostat is also good then you should have power going to the gas valve assembly when the machine is running unless the timer is in the no heat or wrinkle free/cool down mode. When the gas valve assembly is energized the flame sensor mounted outside the burner chamber detects the heat from the ignitor. When the heat is very intense then the sensor shuts down the ignitor and that frees up the power so that the coils can be fully energised and open the gas gates. The gas comes out and hits the red hot ignitor and you have ignition. It stays on for maybe 2 or 3 minutes or until the control thermostat is satisfied and shuts down power to the gas valve assembly.
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