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Author Topic: Kenmore 80 dryer will not stop if i open the door..  (Read 4387 times)

Offline mikedee5

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Kenmore 80 dryer will not stop if i open the door..
« on: June 29, 2009, 10:17:50 AM »

My freind was telling me about it on our way to work. I dont have the model # today but I can post it later if I have to. He says it will stop when the timer is up but if he opens the door it still runs...he thinks it the door switch is he right????

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Re: Kenmore 80 dryer will not stop if i open the door..
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 10:35:03 AM »
If the start button looks like a small black box with 4 wires then that switch is the problem. To get that switch off you remove the knob and simply lift the little tab on the side of that switch (from the back) and twist the switch a quarter turn.  It is easy to replace.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2009, 10:37:33 AM by JWWebster »
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Re: Kenmore 80 dryer will not stop if i open the door..
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 10:59:41 AM »
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I dont have the model # today but I can post it later if I have to.

Please do get the model number and post it.

Thanks,