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    Question Dryer will not shut off after dry cycle

    Model Number: 110.96573220
    Brand: Sears Kenmore

    Hi,
    Our dryer is a Kenmore 70 series heavy duty dryer. It will not shut off after a dying cycle. You have to open the dryer door. Right now we use the dryer door as the start/stop switch. The dryer timer just moves from cycle to cycle unless you open the door. Also the cycle audible signal does not work. Thanks.

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    Your push-to-start button has gone bad and welded itself together internally, you will need a new one, you can order it here:
    Part#3395382
    Push to start switch

    Easy to install, just take the back console access panel off then you can get to it. Unplug your dryer first of course before changing that switch. Then remove the 2 wires and mark then down on paper were they connect to, then pull the knob off, then twist that clip assembly and the whole switch comes off.

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    Default Replaced Starter Switch

    HI,
    I ordered and replaced the starter switch as you suggested. I am now able to close the dryer door without the dryer continuing to run. The starter button seeems to work. However, the dryer still goes from drying cycle to drying cycle without shutting off at the end of any cycle. Also, the end of cycle buzzer still does not work. Thanks for your help.

    Best regards,
    Dennis

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    I'd check your resistor first, that will cause this issue. Sometimes you can actually see the resister burned.

    Here's the resistor for your model you can order:
    Part#279872
    Power resistor kit for dryer timer

    If the resistor checks ok, then its your timer.

    Here's the timer for your model you can order:
    Manufacturer part number 3398193 is RepairClinic item number 1148


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    Thanks. Sorry for the ignorance, but can you tell me where the resistor is located? Thanks again.

    Dennis

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    In the control panel where you installed the push-to-start switch.

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