- Press the power plug securely into the wall outlet. If it is not in the outlet all the way, the dryer will not start. Try removing and re-inserting.
- Plug a lamp or another electric item into the wall outlet to make sure your outlet is not bad.
- Open and close the dryer door firmly. If the dryer door is not completely closed, it will not start.
- Turn the cycle control knob to select one of the drying cycles, if one is not selected. You must have a cycle selected for the dryer to function.
- Push and hold the "Push To Start" button firmly. If you do not press it hard, then the dryer may not start.
- Look at your breaker box or fuse box to check for a blown fuse or tripped breaker. Make sure you are only using a time-delay fuse.
Kenmore 80 Series Electric Dryer Won't Start
The Kenmore 80 series of electric dryers are front-loading push-to-start dryers. This series is of consumer grade dryers, which are intended for home use. As with other dryers, there may come a time when yours is not functioning as intended. If you are experiencing problems with your Kenmore 80, you can do some troubleshooting on your own instead of calling a service technician.