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110.60202990 Kenmore Dryer runs with start and door switch disconnected

inflames66

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Location
arkansas
Model Number
110.60202990
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
As title states the dryer will come on as soon as you turn timer to a run position. Well most of the time, on occassion it will operate normally requiring you to press the start button to begin cycle. When it's acting up iv'e discovered that i can disconnect both the start and door switch and dryer will start and run as soon as you turn the timer on. Ia'm stumped on this one as the timer and motor have recently been replaced so the contacts should be good.
 

Jake

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Then it must be a short in the wiring, that's all it can be. Check every inch of your wiring and look for a shorted wire possibly touching/melted onto a another wire.

Start looking from the wire harness at the timer itself that goes to the start button.

When you open the dryer door, does the machine stop running?

Jake
 

Jake

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Then it must be a short in the wiring, that's all it can be. Check every inch of your wiring and look for a shorted wire possibly touching/melted onto a another wire.
 

inflames66

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Started working from the timer and made it to the terminal block, so far nothing is standing out. Not seeing anything that looks melted/burnt and haven't found any insulation worn through. I'll keep digging as time allows.
 
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