Kenmore 70 series dryer wouldn't stop running

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Greg From Sykesville, MD

Nov 30, 2010

11 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

The start switch on my Kenmore dryer was bad, causing the dryer to go into another timed cycle once it completed one cycle, and it would keep going until we unplugged it or left the door open. I repaired the switch at first, but after a couple of months the contacts bent again, so I just decided to replace it.

The new switch from was only $8 or so plus shipping. Once I got the switch, I removed the rear access panel, disconnected the bad switch, and replaced it with the new switch. I closed the dryer up and it worked beautifully.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Push-to-Start Switch

Part Number: PS345390

In Stock