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The Dryer panel says the door is opened but the dryer door is closed and the dryer will not start.

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The dryer switch is most likely out, need to replace. If you push in the slot where the peg On the dryer door does not click ( use a flat head screw driver to slush in slot) then the switch needs replacing.

Posted on May 29, 2011

  • Jennifer P Boals Jun 04, 2013

    Ok, when I open the door to test the dryer switch, there is a button that the door pushes when it's closed and there is also a slot where the" male" part of the latch goes into the "female"part. The "male part being on the door and "female" attached to face of dryer. Do both have sensors or just the push button? Which when I push , seems to click.,

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On some Kenmore which is made by whirlpool, there is a resistor connected to the timer control. when the machine is off can you listen to the timer switch and hear it running, making a clock ticking sound? If so, you need a new resistor. Being a dryer, when you open the door and it stops the button needs to be reset before it starts again, right? So I wouldnt be looking at the door switch as much as the start button. It may be the evil one.

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door strike is bad also door may be warped make sure door is not warped if it is just twist in opposite direction if strike needed part #279570

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Front Loader Dryer Door will NOT stay closed

I have the same issue with the door popping open. If you push hard on the bottom of the door then it snaps in. I think the bottom latch is broken or misalligned.

Posted on Jul 10, 2011

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