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Kenmore Elite Dryer Model Number(NNN) NNN-NNNN Dryer will not start.

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Kenmore Elite Dryer Model Number(NNN) NNN-NNNN Dryer will not start. Lights come on display.
Dryer was working, clothes are very hot. Have checked lint screen and vent pipe no blockage.

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Can I get the complete model number? There should be a few more numbers than you gave.




Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Let see if we can get into diagnostics, see if 8:88 comes up when you get there


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

F 30, with 30 flashing

press the same button that you used to get into diagnostics and see if there is another error code after that one.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no other code, lights around start button flashing also

Okay, the F30 is that it overheated because of a restriction, maybe overloading it with clothes, most likely it blew out the thermal fuse, you can test it to see if it open with a meter. It is located behind the panel below the door, it should have 2 screws holding the panel on.

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