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Kenmore elite he3 electric dryer

Panel lights up but dryer will not start when pushing start button it just beeps

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  • dlev Nov 03, 2007

    I have the same problem. The panel lights up and I get 3 rapid beeps when I push start but the dryer won't come on. I tried holding in the the interlock button and it still won't start. Any other suggestions?

  • larned Nov 25, 2007

    I have a similar problem with my dryer. The digital display is all lit, I shut the door and push the start button and nothing happens. You can hear a relay or contact close but the dryer doesn't start. I dont hear a series of beeps. The dryer interlock on the door seems to be working.

  • jjfaster Feb 02, 2008

    Ihave the same problem, when you press the Start button, you hear 3 rapid beeps, but nothing happens, the dryer does not start. I unplugged the HE3 dryer, and plug it back in to the outlet and the Drum Light comes on, even with the dryer door closed. And again, when you press and hold the start switch, 3 rapid beeps and NO start. If I open the dryer door and hold the rubber switch in (at the top) the light goes out but still no start. Now pressing the drum light switch in at the same time as the start button, noting happens, NO beeps. I layed the dryer on it's back to transport, could the belt have come off, causing this kind of start failure? What does the 3 beeps indicate, when you press the start switch?

  • crabber Mar 09, 2008

    Have similar problem, checked door and it seems to function but dryer still doesnt work it just beeps once like nothing is wrong except it wont start. thought it might be lint but i cleaned that still searching for answers. any input helpful

  • lisapbs Jun 20, 2008

    I have downloaded instructions on how to fix this by depressing the "door interlock switch" manually, BUT WHERE IS IT?

  • feebeddie1 Aug 17, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I pushed the Normal button and everything lights up like it is supposed to, but when I push start I get three beeps and nothing happens. I think my dryer light also went out. I tried pressing the door button manually, but nothing changed. Help!

  • JolieC Jan 16, 2009

    Everything in place, push start button and it beeps! Nothing happens! Went back and changed all the settings, normal to Cotton - timed drying to auto dry & held the button. No Beeps but just didn't go. Then, holding the button down for 10-15 seconds while it was 'runnig' it now tumbles and am waiting to see if it heats up. Do I take a chance and let it run or what? Call for service (for sure).

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    dryer keeps stopping with an E1 code

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    During the drying cycle for some reason my dryer just starts beeping! Anyone know what to do?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    CDE4000FW1 dryer won't start control panel lights flash and audio signal beeps but no start

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Calypso electric dryer won't start only clicks when start button pressed and panel lights are on

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Checked power source ok light turns on in dryer push power button and it just beeps three times. Green light does not come on

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    lights blinking and beeping

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    wont turn on when ipush the button has electricity ing to I



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If you get a series of four rapid beeps when you push START in an attempt to start your dryer, your door switch (interlock) is defective.  I have experienced this problem before and it is a fairly simple problem to fix.  The easiest way to tell is to open the dryer door and push the door interlock in by hand.  Hold it in while pushing the START button.  If the dryer starts, then all you have is a simple problem of the door not closing properly.  If the dryer still does not start, however, replace the dryer door interlock.  The interlock should also make a definite "click" while pushing it in.  If it does not, the switch is worn out.  Some dryers have an upper and lower door interlock.  If yours is equipped with two interlocks, make sure they are both functioning and that the door is latched properly.  I have experienced problems where dryers doors with two interlocks would close at the top, but not at the bottom.  The dryer would not start as a result.  If you can provide me with your model number I can get a part number and price for you.  I can also tell you where you can get the part and provide instructions on how to replace it.  Let me know.  I hope this helps you.

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  • Antionette Gornetski May 27, 2013

    It looks like the top interlock is broke. My light does go out and when I push the button it clicks. My dryer is 10 years old do you think its worth fixing if I can't do it myself




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I bought one of the very first models of the kenmore elite 7 or 8 years ago and now my dryer has stopped working, the lights come on however no beep just a noise when you try to start it my model # is 110.828226101....

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