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I have a Kenmore 600 series dryer. It will not start. I checked

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I have a Kenmore 600 series dryer. It will not start. I checked the fuse box= good. The light will come one. The light turns off when I press the door switch.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.

Hi Im John I will help you with the dryer problem.

Some of the Kenmore models have a thermal fuse that can cause that problem, send me the model number I will check if yours has this thermal fuse .

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.

Your model does have the thermal fuse , Pull the dryer out and remove the back panel , you will see the fuse on the air duct. You can unplug the dryer and join and tape the two wires together, Now plug the dryer back in and try it , If it starts up replace the thermal fuse.,%20optional%20parts%20(not%20included)&brandDesc=KENMORE&modelDesc=RESIDENTIAL-DRYER&blt=11


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
can you please provide a bit more detail on what wires i join and tape to bypass the fuse? will it be obvious when i pul the fuse?
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.
You join the two wires to the fuse it only has the two wires.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ok worked...will order fuse. one last question...can I run it while bypassing fuse until I get the new part in?
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.
You can for a few loads but remember its there for safety.
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