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    Default Kenmore 80 series gas dryer won't start

    Model Number: 110.76842501
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

    My Kenmore 80 series gas dryer won't start. Open door light is out , ,Power to unit is good , nothing (no fuses) tripped,it is not the belt belt is good,what should I be looking for?? cycle is set,push starter,nothing.....in past 3 yrs I have replaced cycling thermostat,thermal overload,gas burner coil kit,put on new vent tube(aluminum),vent is clean,not stuffed with lint, ......any tips would be appreciated!

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    I say to check your door switch for continuity first, It could of given out completely which would cause the dryer not to start at all.

    Its easy to get to the door switch, here's a help link to show you, read paragraph 2 here:
    http://www.applianceaid.com/wpdryer_...tml#full_front

    Remove the door switch plastic electrical connector and put your volt/ohm meter on the ohm setting 200 and put your meter leads on both the door switch electrical terminals and see if it reads 0-1 ohm with the lever on it pushed in.

    If no reading at all, then its bad.

    Here's the door switch for your model:
    Manufacturer's Number: 3406107 is RepairClinic Item #528948


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    Jake,
    could it also be a fuse? in back above blower motor?

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    No, on gas dryers if the fuse blows it will still run but just won't heat.

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