Kenmore dryer does not turn off


Old 12-11-08, 12:00 PM
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Kenmore dryer does not turn off

Dryer does not turn off at prescribed or auto dry settings. Only turns off when manually open the door. Tired of losing clothes due to shrinkage.

how fix ? DO i replace a part for this symptom?

Model is kenmore 97581120 75811

HEAVY DUTY 80 series
Old 12-11-08, 12:28 PM
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Possibly the start button. Can't find that model number, but I had the exact same problem with mine a while back. Turns out if the start button sticks, it constantly energizes the timer motor. My start button contacts were welded closed.

Unplug the dryer, take the back cover off, disconnect the start button and check it with a multimeter.

Found mine online for about $15.

EDIT: I just looked up you model on uses the exact same switch as mine, so I'd maybe start looking there.

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