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My electric dryer won't start. What could be wrong?

I have a Kenmore Elite Electric Dryer model 11062974100. Today I pushed the start button and nothing happened. I have checked the breaker, plug and door and still nothing!

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afritz afritz
Hello there, electric dryers are a very important appliance in a household; it certainly is in mine. It is very convenient and saves you from having to take a trip to the clothes line outside. A suggestion I have while you are waiting for a response from an expert is visiting the Sears Home Services website and it will give you lots of helpful ways of how to troubleshoot your appliance and gives you lots of helpful tips. I have provided the link below. Hope this helps!
by afritz afritz Earned 46,230 community points in Kenmore
July 2nd, 2010
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SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

From what you’re describing I suspect the thermal fuse or the belt. First

disconnect power

to the dryer. Follow the instructions below to remove the lower front panel. Use a flashlight to inspect if the belt has come off or not. If the belt is broken the dryer will not start. If the belt is ok then we need to check the thermal fuse with an ohm meter. If the thermal fuse is showing open continuity it will need to be replaced. Before replacing the thermal fuse I recommend having the exhaust venting cleaned or replaced. This model of dryer will shut down due to poor exhaust venting. Other possibilities; even heat control board, motor, door switch or wiring harness problem.

Thermal fuse; 3390719, drum belt; 661570

searspartsdirect.com

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Manage My Life
July 6th, 2010
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