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Old 01-01-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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When I put my clothes in my 4 yr. old dryer this morning, hit the start button, the dryer has power & goes on, but as soon as I remove my finger the dryer stops. Of course the 4 yr. warranty ran out last week. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you. kelsie
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Sounds like you need it repaired (we also have had appliances go w/i a week or so of the warranty). I'm disappointed in Kenmore anymore - they used to last forever, now it seems like there is a built-in problem w/i several yrs. Like they say "they don't build 'em like they used to"
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Actually, Kenmore doesn't build them. They come from other manufactors. Last time I checked, Kenmore large appliances come from Whirlpool.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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Sounds like the sitch;that can happen to any dryer pretty much. As long as you don't have elctronis controls it should be reasonable to fix.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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Kenmore appliances can be real hit-or-miss. I've had premature failures on some, but I have a Kenmore washer and dryer going on 13 years old, both have never had any problems.

You can probably just lean a heavy book against the switch to keep it turned on, and keep an eye on it, as an interim measure until you can get the switch replaced.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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Sounds to me like a relay is not latching the way it should. I did a little research, and found this.

Epinions.com - Posts in Sears Kenmore Elite Dryer Won't Run If Start Button Released

Is yours a Kenmore Elite? There are people describing your exact problem on that board.
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