Model #11066942500 KENMORE ELITE Residential Dryer

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Q:

dryer will not start unless i put pressure on the dryer door

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When a dryer doesn't work properly it is such a frustrating situation especially when you do not know what is wrong with it. I have taken the time to further your search here on Manage My Life and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I have attached the linkhere. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray S -
July 09, 2013
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 Thanks for contacting manage my life about your dryer model  11066942500, I will be glad to assist you with this issue.

Based on your description, Yes I would suggest replacing the door switch, if the door is closing properly and is not warped or loose on its hinges. If it is loose or warped then repairing the door will be the fix.

Here is a link to the Door switch

 _Always disconnect power supply before servicing the appliance and be cautious of any sharp metals while accessing components_

I hope this helps, if you need additional help reply with added deatils and I will be happy to respond.

 

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services.

Ron H.

 

 

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
July 10, 2013
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thxs Ron. one last question. how do i get to the old switch? is there a diagram or video showing me how to reach the old switch? mike

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michael -
July 10, 2013
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Hi Mike , I have attached an image below show how to remove door switch. Just ignore the upper section about the light. I do not have a video, but there may be some on you tube. Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
July 10, 2013
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Before you rush out and buy a new switch, see if the switch lever is bent inward too far. If so, just bend it outward slightly, CAREFULLY. This will make it contact easier.

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Dave -
July 10, 2013
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i need to know the steps to get the dryer top off specific to the model # 11066942500 if possible. thank you all

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michael -
July 12, 2013
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Hello Michael , The image I provided shows how to open the top to access the switch, the difference in your unit and the picture is that your model has the filter in door are not on top. _Always disconnect power supply before servicing the appliance and be cautious of any sharp metals while accessing components_ There are two clips that hold top to cabinet front; they are on each side about two inches from the side. Slide a flat blade in while pulling forward on the top then lift up one side at a time. (Use a putty knife) Once you get the top up it hinges at back and you can just rest it on the wall behind the dryer, switch can be changed without removing front panel and door. If you cannot get to switch (large hands) remove the two screws again on either side just inside the cabinet to let front release. If you pull front out too far the drum will need to be reinstalled on the front bearings and belt reattached, so if you can perform the switch replacing with front intact it is much easier. If you need a technician call 1-800-469-4663. Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2013
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thxs Ron

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michael -
July 12, 2013
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My dryer will not start. 11066942500 Kenmore Elite Dryer

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Searspartsdirect.com is always a great resource to find the answers to your parts questions. Your Sears partsdirect expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Searspartsdirect.com!

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Julio -
April 02, 2013
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Thank you for contacting Sears Parts Direct with your dryer question Bob. I am so sorry to hear it doesn't start. I know how inconvenient it is not to have a working dryer. There are several things that can cause a dryer to stop operating. To assist you with locating the parts, I have included the link for the parts diagrams for your model.

Parts Diagrams for model 11066942500.

You mentioned you have replaced the door switch, so I would recommend starting by checking the breaker box to the house and see if the dryer circuit breaker needs to be reset. Also check that the door strike and catch are holding the door closed securely.  The next part to check will be the start switch. Be sure you either unplug the dryer or shut the power off at the breaker before you take the switch out to test it. On your model to access the control panel you will need to remove the control panel end caps. On the Top and Console Parts diagram, you will need to remove key numbers 10 and 39 to remove the end caps (keys 10, 14 and 26). Once the end caps have been removed, key 31 (control panel), will lift up and back. The start switch is key 5 in the diagram. Another part to look at is key 3, the timer.

There are several safety devices in a dryer. If the air flow is blocked by a lint build up, the safety devices will stop the dryer from working to prevent a possible fire. I recommend checking for a lint build up in the machine. If you have a lot of lint, you will want to remove that before completing your repairs and putting the dryer back together. I recommend keeping a lint brush on hand. Each time you clean the lint filter, you can clean the lint trap with the brush before reinstalling the filter. That will greatly reduce the lint building up. I have included a link for the brush in case you don't have one.

Dryer Lint Brush

The safety devices I mentioned Bob are on the Bulkhead Parts diagram. Key 42 is the internal-bias thermostat. Key 47 is the Thermal cut-off, key 48 is the 250F thermostat and key 59 is the thermal fuse. I have included those links so once you know the parts you need, it will be easy to order them.

Internal-Bias Thermostat for model 11066942500.
Thermal Cut-off for model 11066942500. (If you order this part, key 48, the 250F thermostat comes with it.)
250F Thermostat for model 11066942500.
Thermal Fuse for model 11066942500.

If you would like detailed guidance thru diagnosing and completing the repair Bob, we have a do-it-yourself repair manual that will take you thru the steps with photos. I have included that link as I think it would be useful.

Do-It-Yourself Repair Manual.

If I can be of further assistance please respond to this thread. Thank you for choosing Sears Bob, we appreciate your business.

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
April 03, 2013
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Baffle drum

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When it comes to replacing parts on your dryer can be a challenge. I have done some research on the Manage MY Life website and have located a link similar to your question. While you are waiting for a detailed reply from an expert I have provided the link below. Hope this helps!

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Priscilla V -
January 15, 2013
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Hello Heather,

I would like to assist you with your drum baffle installation. I have included instructions for removing the top panel on your dryer and you will need to do this to gain access to the screw holes for the baffle mounting screws. Be sure to unplug your dryer prior to servicing it. Once the top has been removed open the door of the dryer and spin the drum until the missing baffle area is at the top. You will see holes that will match up with the screw holes in the baffle, line everything up and snug the screws. Re-assemble the machine completely and go ahead and plug it in and test it.

Please let me know if you would like any further assistance.

Jerry C

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Jerry C -
Sears Technician
January 16, 2013
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The image did not post correctly, re-posted on this reply.

Jerry C

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Jerry C -
Sears Technician
January 16, 2013
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Your console comes off a little differently, view this image to see how to use a putty knife to release it.

Jerry C

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Jerry C -
Sears Technician
January 16, 2013
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