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    Kenmore dryer wont start Help

    Model Number: 110.86873800
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: More than 10 years

    I recently relaced my drive motorforthe Kenmore dryer. It ran for about a week.I went to start it after the second load today and now it wont start. Im not even geting the noise it made when the issue was the drive motor. Any ideas.

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    First check the power
    Try flipping the breaker off/on slowly, sometimes you can loose half the line without actually tripping the breaker.
    If this does nothing, check the voltage at the plug
    L1 to L2 should be 240 volts
    L1 to Neutral and L2 to Neutral, both should be 120 volts.
    If OK
    Unplug the unit and check the wires at the terminal strip in the machine to make sure none are loose or burned out
    If OK
    Check the power at the terminal strip.
    Be careful as 240 volts is lethal !!!

    Next check that the door switch.

    Next check the thermal fuse on the blower.

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