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How do I fix a Kenmore 80 Series dryer?

I have a Kenmore 80 Series dryer that I bought in 2002. My son pushes the button to start the dryer and it started just fine. When I came back later to restart it the dryer would not come back on. My husband thought that it was the actual button switch that did not stay in the start mode. He thought maybe that switch was broken. He ordered the new switch and installed it today. The dryer still does not turn on. He knows that the power is good because it shocked him a little. What else could it be? I don't think that this is caused by a failed heating element because it would still run but not heat in that situation.

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Lyle W
by Lyle W Earned 136,310 community points in Kenmore
February 6th, 2010
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Carolyn ODonnell
how do I remove the front service panel? There are no pics here.
amanda jacobsen
Also if the thermal fuse is the problem, what can u do? Can u order a new part or do you need a new dryer in general?
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by Manage My Life
May 16th, 2011
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