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Old 03-12-2012, 12:01 PM
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my dryer is acting up and it does not want to start every once in a while so i took it apart and checked out the start switch and the thermal fuse and the door switch they all check out fine whatelse could be causing this?


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Old 03-12-2012, 12:17 PM
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Broken belt switch could be going out. It is a micro switch. Might be the motor is going bad.
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Hi.
Unfortunately it's very hard to proper diagnose the "every once in the while problem". To run the test the dryer has to be "down". The most common problem could be the motor or the timer. Also the door switch may have intermittent problem. Guessing is expensive.
Next time try to push and release the door switch several
times, see if it helps.
The defective belt switch definitely will cause the problem.
Is there anything you do that makes the dryer start?
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i dont think its the motor cause when it runs no smell and it dries everything and runs fine when it starts and there is 3 leads coming to the door switch i have continuity on 2 of them and none on 1 which 1 do i check?
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i dont think its the motor cause when it runs no smell and it dries everything and runs fine when it starts and there is 3 leads coming to the door switch i have continuity on 2 of them and none on 1 which 1 do i check?
also wherE will i find the motor switch ?
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Hi.
The belt switch located at the rear motor mounting bracket.
To test the door switch - locate the single wire on one side - common wire (marked C) and with door closed you should have continuity between C and NO. Open the door - continuity between C and NC.

The belt switch Part number: 279782

Part number: 279782


The door switch Part number: AP3132865

Part number: AP3132865


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Near the motor and idler:
Small white switch with a yellow wire going to it:

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Hallerween day I fixed one of these type dryers and made a few photos:

ApplianceJunk.com Blogspot: Kenmore 4-wheel drive dryer de-mystified!
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ok so i just checked the continuity on the motor switch and it is all 000 so then i checked the door switch and it is all 000's when closed but when open its 001 is the door switch bad then. or is it the motor?
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Hello.

Please describe how did you do the tests.
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