Model #11086982800 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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start switch

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I know how important it is to have a good working dryer in the home so that your washed clothes can be nice and dry. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did come across a link that describes a similar problem to the one that you are having. I hope my link is useful.

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Joseph P. -
January 03, 2011
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Make sure that the drum light turns off when you press in the door switch. If it stays on, then a bad door switch is causing this failure. You can order a new door switch from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number is 279782. The third image below shows how to remove the top of the dryer to access this component. Be sure that you unplug the dryer before accessing internal components.

If the door switch is okay, I recommend that you follow these troubleshooting steps:

The link for a previous answer provided by Joseph P. in the above response shows how to remove the bottom front service panel. I recommend that you unplug the dryer and remove this panel to check the drive belt. The second image below shows a photograph of the front service panel being removed. This dryer has a broken belt switch that will prevent the dryer from running if the drive belt is broken.

The wiring diagram in the first image shows the motor circuit traced in red. The light circuit is traced in yellow. The light circuit is okay since the light works. The wiring diagram shows the belt switch and a thermal fuse in the motor drive circuit. If the drive belt is okay, I recommend that you check the thermal fuse. The 4th image below shows the location of that component. You can check the thermal fuse using a volt/ohm meter. Remove one wire and measure the resistance across the leads of this fuse (with the dryer still unplugged ). You should measure near zero ohms of resistance if the fuse is good. If it measures Ol (open load or infinite resistance) then the fuse is blown and will need to be replaced. NOTE: If this fuse is blown, be sure that you check the vent duct system to the outside of your home for a clog or restriction. An unresolved restriction in the exhaust air flow system could result in the fuse blowing again shortly after it is replaced.

If the thermal fuse is okay, you can check for continuity through the push-to-start switch in the console using a similar procedure. The push-to-start switch should measure near zero ohms of resistance when it is pushed in (with the dryer still unplugged ). The third image shows how to open the console on this dryer.

If the above components are all okay, then you could have a failed timer, a wiring failure or a bad drive motor.

These tips should help you determine the cause of your failure. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

NOTE: Use the full model number (110.86982800) when looking up parts on the Sears PartsDirect website.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
January 06, 2011
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Here is the 4th image.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
January 06, 2011
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