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Kenmore elite he4 dryer wont run

+- 2yrs old clean out vent . drum light stays on door closed. front panel accept drying program . will not start .front door is closed does not lock.

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    dryer door light stays on when i close dryer

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Hi! crystal2hd
My he3 dryer does not have a door lock. The door switch turns off the light and allows the dryer to start. Make sure this switch is not damaged. Unplug the dryer before removing the front cover.
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Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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2. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen. IMPORTANT: You must remove the lint screen first in order to remove the blower fan housing.

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