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Won't start after flood

Our basement flooded for the first time ever (8 inches of water). In less than a day we drained the water. Our Kenmore gas dryer (model 79831) is not going on when the knob is pushed. Will it go on when it thoroughly drys? What can I do?

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First I would remove motor and put it in an oven for a few hrs at min temperature like 200 degrees then I would remove motor centricical switch and push in the actuator tab a few times, then put it back in. Use a cheater cord plugged into pins 4&5 and see if the motor runs, it should.

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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