15 of 19 people found this instruction helpful
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Greg from Sykesville, MD
Kenmore 70 series dryer wouldn't stop running
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 PartSelect.com 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.
You can find detailed instructions on replacing the push-to-start switch on a Kenmore 70 series dryer on Fixya.com:
16 of 24 people found this instruction helpful
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: William from Eliot, ME
Dryer would not start
I replaced the push to start switch, but it still would not start. My son helped me and he found that the thermal fuse was bad, we replaced it and we had the dryer back to working fine. The wiring diagram was taped in the back of the dryer and it was the best help that we used.
4 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Level of Difficulty: Very Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
Customer: Walter from Tampa, FL
Dryer would not start,and when started,would not stay started
I started out changing the push/start switch, it wasnt that, changed the thermal fuse , it wasnt that, changed the cycling thermstat and limit thermostat...it wasnt that.. Parts store employee, tested the heater element, I told him I changed it last year, he tested and it was still good.I tested the lid switch, it was good, tested timer advance switch...it was good. Finally, a repairman told me it was the motor, and I wasnt commited to buying a new motor for this dryer, just to have somthing else major break on it, so I bit the bullet and JUNKED this one, and bought a used one for the unit that we are renting,till our lease is up. Sorry to say that PartSelect didnt help me this time ,as they had been GREAT other times before...I will keep using and refering people to them.