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When I push the button to turn on my Kenmore Series 70 dryer, nothing happens. What could be the problem and would I be able to fix it?

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Make sure to have the unit unplugged.

You will need to check the thermal fuses on the dryer.they are normally located near the heating element.If you have a volt meter you will need to check the continuity of all the thermal fuses ad if you find one that has not got any continuity replace it.

I do have a picture of the locations of the thermal fuses for some dryer in my tips.To test the door switch then you will need to remove the wires from the switch and test it the same way when you push the switch in by hand the meter should have a tone or read zero this is good if there is no tone or does not read zero then it is bad.

Also make sure the unit has enough power to it.
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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

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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HI. This may be an issue concerning the pressure switch that is located inside the rim of the actual door.

This switch activates the main drum motor when a cycle is selected when you are ready to dry your clothes. As soon as you select the desired cycle and you load the clothes and shut the door, the last thing to do is push the start switch. if the door pressure switch is malfunctioning, it will not allow you to start the dryer. it will simply not spin.

If you can visibly see the light inside the drum/basket while the door is closed, this will confirm the malfunctioning pressure switch that is located inside the inner part of the door rim.

Its located in this position so that the actual door can make contact with it, in return, applying pressure to close the switch and complete the circuit. this will cause the dryer to spin.

You stated that you can see the drum light shinning when the door is closed and, this will confirm my diagnosis. You can preform a hard reset just to make sure of this defect. Simply unplug this unit for 5 minutes or, shut down the circuit breaker for 5 minutes as well. Any methods will work. Once the 5 minutes are up, simply plug back in this unit and try to run a normal cycle. if this problem is still and issue, it will once again confirm a door pressure switch failure and you will need to replace the switch in this unit.

I would check the wire clips and connectors as well located on this switch for lose or worn contacts. this can be a problem spot as well.

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your dryer motor has just gone bad,it is no longer strong enough to turn over-sorry-mike

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