Dryer would not start.

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Damon From Westfield, IN

Nov 05, 2008

47 out of 1211 people found this instruction helpful

I first went to your website and searched by category the symptom of my clothes dryer, "Dryer would not start." Your site is EXCELLENT! I quickly determined the 5 potential causes. I then found the owner's manual and located where the likely broken parts are within my machine.

Armed with that knowledge, a nut driver and a volt meter, I pushed the dryer back from the wall and removed the sheet metal back. Bingo! My volt meter proved that the thermal fuse was blown.

I also confirmed my Push to Start Switch was bad with my volt meter. I ordered both parts on line on a Friday night and I plug them in on a Tuesday night.

My wife was so impressed with my appliance repair that she told her family and friends. It was a wonderful thing to replace two $15 components and not have to purchase a new $500 dryer!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock

Push-To-Start Switch - 2 Terminal

Part Number: PS345388

In Stock